Course detail: Introduction to Fuel Tank Safety and Ignition Prevention: Design, Certification and Compliance

This course provides details on all elements of fuel tank design needed for compliance with the regulation, with specific emphasis on electrical design aspects. Some review of regulatory history of 25.984 and 25.981 up to Amendment 25-146 is included for reference for TC, ATC, and STC work. Specific design implementations are examined and evaluated. The course will also include a high-level overview of electromagnetic effects and compatibility (EME/EMC), lightning effects (direct and indirect), high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), precipitation static (P-static), electrical bonding requirements, and requirements for electrical wiring interconnection system (EWIS).

(Note: This course was formerly titled: Fuel Tank Explosion Prevention Certification Requirements - Airworthiness Standard 14 CFR 25.981 [25-125]).

  • The electromagnetic environment: considerations for 25.981
  • Metallic and composite aircraft structures: considerations for 25.981
  • The history of fuel tank protection requirements for aircraft certification
  • Direct and indirect effects of lightning and HIRF testing for 25.981 compliance
  • Requirements for in-tank mounted equipment (including FQIS)
  • Requirements for out-of-tank mounted FQIS
  • Requirements for fuel control equipment mounted out-of-tank
  • Fuel tank bonding and continued safety
  • 25.981 ICA: critical design configuration control limitations
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for all design engineering disciplines, project managers, project engineers and laboratory personnel whose aircraft system may require protection of the airplane's fuel system from ignition/explosion.

Course Fees
Early registration fee: $2,595 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration fee: $2,795 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline.

Netherlands Defence Academy Discount
This course is available to Netherlands Defence Academy employees at a discounted registration fee. Please contact the NDA Procurement and Contracting department for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount.

U.S. Federal Employee Discount
This course is available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

Certificate Tracks
Aerospace Compliance, Aircraft Maintenance and Safety, Electromagnetic Effects, Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS)

Classroom hours / CEUs
31.5 classroom hours
3.15 CEUs

Course Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our Aerospace Short Courses, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.
Please note: If you are attending an Aerospace Short Course onsite at your place of employment, please contact your company's training coordinator for accommodation requests.

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Course Resources
AERO0361 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)

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