Special Notice- Central US- Fuel Contamination

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  1. FORANE

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    FAASTeam Notice
    Type: Selected ATC Notices
    Notice Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    Notice Number: NOTC7510
    Special Notice- Central US- Fuel Contamination
    This posting will be removed on
    Saturday, December 30, 2017
    SPECIAL NOTICE..

    THE FAA IS CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING A FUEL CONTAMINATION PROBLEM THAT HAS RECENTLY APPEARED IN JET FUEL WI THE CENTRAL U.S. THE EXACT SOURCE AND THE GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE OF THE CONTAMINATION IS UNKNOWN. THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF BLOCKAGES IN FUEL FILTERS, FUEL NOZZLES, AND FUEL TANKS.

    THIS HAS RESULTED IN SEVERAL ENGINE FLAMEOUTS AND OTHER ERRATIC ENGINE OPS.

    ALL OPERATORS ARE ADZ TO CLOSELY FOLLOW FUEL SAMPLING PROC AND REPORT ANY DISCOVERY OF CONTAMINATION OR ERRATIC ENGINE OPS TO THEIR FLIGHT STANDARDS DISTRICT OFFICE OR NEAREST FAA FACILITY.
     
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    Omaha has a DO NOT USE NOTAM:

    [DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ENERGY ADVISORY] CONTRACT FUEL NOT
    AVAILABLE TRUMAN ARNOLD COMPANIES DBA TAC AIR IS HEREBY NOTIFIED TO
    CEASE REFUELING ON ALL U.S. AIRCRAFT UNDER INTO-PLANE CONTRACT
    SPE600-16-D-0066 AT LOCATION KOMA – EPPLEY AIRFIELD AIRPORT,
    NEBRASKA. DUE TO SAFETY OF FLIGHT ISSUES REPORTED ON TWO AIR FORCE
    AIRCRAFT REFUELED AT THEIR FACILITY 18 NOV 2017 THAT RESULTED IN
    EMERGENCY LANDINGS. REFUELING OF U.S. GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT IS
    IMMEDIATELY SUSPENDED AND SHALL REMAIN SO UNTIL THE DLA ENERGY
    CONTRACTING OFFICER NOTIFIES YOU OTHERWISE IN WRITING.
     
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    We need to make Aviation great again, with cleaner fuel.

    Seriously, this is bad news for a little while for a lot of people. Hope no one suffers a power failure at any time, especially during crucial phases of flight!