The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is so concerned with the quality of aviation fuel they have set up a dedicated organisation tasked with ensuring the fuel is of suitable quality. The International Fuel Quality Pool (IFQP) are concerned with all aspects of the aviation fuel including the manufacture, airport receipt, storage, supply and into-plane aspects of aviation fuel safety.
There are an estimated 130 IFQP qualified fuel auditors worldwide. Safety Advisors is proud to be part of this pool with nine of our consultants gaining this qualification and able to carry out inspections and training.
The De-Icing/Anti-Icing Quality Control Pool known as DAQCP currently consists of about 100 member airlines and through its active members, performs inspections on approximately 600 companies that provide de-icing/anti- icing services and post de-icing/anti-icing checks at more than 300 airports worldwide.
Unfortunately there have been a number of incidents that have been directly caused by poor de-icing practices and the inspections go a long way to reduce the number of these accidents. The DAQCP inspects all aspects of the process of de-icing and post de-icing treatment of an aircraft. These inspections are vital to ensuring aircraft are safe to fly.