Fire fighting equipment requirements. Fire
fighting equipment requirements are listed as follows:
Personnel shall be trained in the use,
knowledge, and location of shop fire fighting
Each shop shall be equipped with fire
extinguishers suited for type fire most likely to
Oily waste, rags, and similar combustible
trash shall be discarded in self-closing metal
containers which shall be emptied daily.
Flammable supplies shall not be stored in the
Use correct fire extinguisher for class of fire.
Parking of Aircraft and Equipment In Hangars.
The following paragraphs explain the parking of aircraft
and equipment in hangars.
Safety Lanes. Safety Lanes should be clearly
marked and kept clear of parked aircraft and equipment.
The width of fire lanes between parked aircraft should
be slightly greater than the wing span of parked aircraft
in order to facilitate removal of any one aircraft from
parking area and also to permit ease of movement for
mobile fire fighting equipment within the area.
Parking of Aircraft in Hangars. Aircraft parked
in hangars shall be spaced a sufficient distance apart to
provide adequate clearance for maintenance, servicing,
and fire lanes. Observe the following parking
mooring instructions contained in
the applicable aircraft maintenance
The direction in which the aircraft are to be
parked shall be determined by ease of
maintenance and servicing.
Parking arrangement shall vary to utilize local
space facilities to the maximum. Double row
lateral parking, with first and second rows of
accomplished where possible.
Aircraft shall be static-grounded from basic
structure of aircraft to a low resistance ground.
After parking aircraft, chock securely and
release parking brake.
Parking of Aircraft with Fuel Tanks Less Than
Full. Aircraft shall have all fuel cells fully serviced prior
to being parked or stored in a hangar. All fuel cells
should be full in order to minimize the presence of
flammable vapors within the fuel cell (for safety
condensation and subsequent microbiological growth
which results in contamination of the fuel.
This procedure should be adhered to
at all times, except when impending
necessitate a reduced fuel load or
maintenance to the fuel system.
Usage of Drip Pans. Drip pans shall be placed
under aircraft engines to collect oil. Drip pans shall be
Location of Static Ground Points. Static ground
points are located throughout the hangar for static
grounding of aircraft. The grounding point is marked by
a yellow circle 18 inches in diameter, with a 2 inch black
border surrounding it. The words STATIC GROUND
identification of the grounding rod shall be stenciled in
black on the yellow circle.
Testing of Static Ground Points. The electrical
resistance of each grounding system should be as low
as possible but not greater than 10,000 ohms. A log
must be kept for permanent or semi-permanent airfields
to show the identification of each rod, the date tested,
and the reading in ohms. If the measured resistance of
a rod is greater than 10,000 ohms, the rod should
immediately be marked DEFECTIVE DO NOT USE and
it should be removed or replaced as soon as possible.
A log is not required at temporary refueling points. Each
ground rod must be inspected when it is installed.
Ground wires are inspected monthly. The grounding
system must be inspected and tested