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NATA Provides FREE DEF Decals in Efforts to Decrease Contamination Risks

NATA is distributing free Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) decals to its members in response to recent DEF contamination incidents that have led to inflight emergencies. In the past three years, there have been three separate incidents leading to 15 turbine engine aircraft either being refueled with DEF contaminated jet fuel or refueled with equipment exposed to DEF contaminated jet fuel. These incidents have led to inflight emergencies, including both partial and complete engine failures, nine emergency landings, and at least one aircraft deadstick landing – narrowly avoiding a tragic outcome. These decals can be used to clearly label storage containers and transfer equipment specifically for DEF use to avoid future contamination emergencies.

Information on how to get started with the Fuel Quality Control Management System is available at www.nata.aero/Safety1st.

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