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Re-fuelling while boarding

Discussion in 'Aviation Industry Forum' started by BSL-2km, May 22, 2018.

  1. BSL-2km

    BSL-2km Active Member

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    So, just recently on another Easyjet flight, departing Basel, we were informed not to fasten our seatbelts upon boarding as the aircraft was being re-fuelled (refuelled?) ..
    I was under the impression that this type of thing was done away with or illegal ,, seems not.
    Back in the day i remember airlines in North Africa doing it, but i have not come across it in the past decades.
    Turn around times starting to erode safety measures ?
     
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    KARFA Active Member

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    No, refueling whilst passengers are boarding is perfectly fine and allowed by EASA/FAA and most other regulatory bodies around the world. Often happens and accompanied by the PA to not fasten seat belts until it is finished.
     
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    Jerry Moderator Staff Member I've upgraded to support F4A!

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    It happened when i was boarding my flight from EDI-CWL in April and the flight attendant said to stay unbuckled. Pretty sure Delta have done it on one of my US flights as well.
     
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    Aviador Administrator Staff Member I've upgraded to support F4A!

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    Similar to what has already been said, as I understand it, refuelling is permitted so long as no other service vehicles are attending the aircraft. This is to enable a quick exit should it be required.
     

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