JIG report on filter monitor technology

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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JIG has published a bulletin for both members and the wider industry to highlight a response to recent studies and events surrounding the use of filter monitors in the aircraft fuelling process.

Following the initial publication of a position statement by the IATA SAP Special Interest Group on the future of filter monitors, JIG immediately initiated the work to prepare a Bulletin with actions and guidance of immediate and significant relevance to all users of Filter Monitor filtration systems in aviation fuel service. JIG has worked closely with both A4A and IATA to develop a globally consistent industry approach and a common implementation roadmap for the wider user community. Additionally, JIG has liaised with all filter manufacturers with qualified filtration products to explore options and timelines for the manufacture and supply of qualified filtration systems to the wider user community.

The key objective for JIG, in the short term, is to arrive at a roadmap with feasible implementation timelines that can lead to additional mitigation of the potential risks from filter monitor technology, offering a rapid but orderly exit from the filter monitor technology whilst reducing the potential for SAP migration in the interim, with no interruption in aircraft fuelling operations.

JIG will continue the work with all industry stakeholders to evaluate additional options in the medium term for other filtration/sensing technologies covered by EI specifications. JIG intends to encourage an accelerated industry development programme to bring new and viable filtration technologies into service.

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