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Last Updated: 2011-01-04

Aviation Facilities, Aircraft Servicing, Repairs, or Fueling from Vehicles

Permit Holder Guidelines Permit Holder Guideline #4

PERMIT TITLE: Aviation Facilities, Aircraft Servicing, Maintenance, Repairs or Aircraft-Fueling from Vehicles

CODE SECTION:Statewide Fire Prevention Code) 1101.3

FEE: $75.00 (Check payable to the City of Richmond)

SCOPE: Need permit for aircraft servicing or repair and aircraft fuel-servicing vehicles.
(Need other permits to do hot work, or store fuel beyond aircraft or vehicle)

PERMIT EXPIRATION: ONE (1) year from date issued.

REQUIREMENTS: Permit holder agrees to abide by the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code, any special stipulations noted on the permit, as well as the following:

  1. Limit activities to approved areas (per building code and fire code official's inspection).
  2. "No Smoking, Open Flame or Ignition Sources" (including matches or lighters) shall be posted within 50 feet of aircraft fueling/refueling areas.
  3. Activities in area affected by a fuel spill shall be restricted to the mitigation of that spill until the hazard is removed or mitigated. Promptly report all spills to the Fire Marshal’s office.
  4. Periodically inspect fueling hose (daily, monthly); immediately make safe when faults found.
  5. Aircraft-fueling vehicles shall be attended and operated only by qualified persons. During fuel-transfer operations; a second qualified person shall participate.
  6. At least (1) 80 B: C rated fire extinguisher readily available during activity at long-term helipad area. Aircraft fuel-servicing vehicles shall have at least two 20 B: C rated fire extinguishers, with one readily accessible from either side. Number and rating (agent capacity) of fire extinguishers at stationary fuel-dispensing stations are based upon fueling system capacity.
  7. Aircraft operation area and related areas shall be kept free of combustible debris at all times.
  8. Copy of permit, MSDS for fuels and emergency contact information shall be readily available on site at all times.

Contact Information:

Fire Department
City of Richmond
201 E. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-2500

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