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Avfuel enhances online fuel handling training

Avfuel Corporation will release six new modules for its Online Rampside Training Course by year-end to help FBOs train staff on best fuel-handling practices, promoting higher safety standards at Avfuel-branded locations.


December 1, 2015
By Avfuel

The new modules include tips for trainers, de-ice and anti-ice procedures, aircraft marshalling, towing, radio etiquette, and record keeping.

“We are very excited to add these new tools to our existing Online Rampside Training Course,” said Buffey Muth, marketing manager for Avfuel. “Our highest mission is safety; these supplementary lessons will offer our FBOs more convenient tools to train their employees on safe handling procedures. This helps ensure our branded customers not only meet industry standards, but exceed them.”

Avfuel’s training system came in response to an industry-wide push for standardized practices. Knowing not all FBOs
could afford the steep price of training programs—an issue exasperated by employee turnover and recurrent training needs—Avfuel developed its online learning management system to offer its network cost-effective training solutions.

With only one subscription needed at each FBO to cover every employee, the course is beneficial for both large and small operations.

Currently, Avfuel’s Online Rampside Training Course educates employees on fuel handling and fire safety, aviation fuels and additives, fuel system icing inhibitor (FSII), contaminants and fuel-testing methods, procedures for receiving a load of aviation fuel, aviation fueling components, fuel storage systems, mobile refueling equipment, aircraft fueling and general operations, and paperwork. Designed with the FBO in mind to complement hands-on training, the rampside course offers a learn-at-your-own-pace format ideal for new employees and recurrent training programs with the use of video tutorials, proficiency tests and supplemental training guides.

The new modules will be available by the end of the year for current subscribers and will be included in all future Rampside Training subscriptions.