OPERATOR, UNIT, DIRECT SUPPORT AND GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE
ADVANCED AVIATION FORWARD AREA REFUELING SYSTEM MODEL M100A1
OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS
SYSTEM ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE
Figure 1 illustrates a typical AAFARS emplacement. Actual emplacement may require a slightly different configuration due
to terrain or mission constraints.
Death or personal injury may result from the explosion of fuel fumes exposed to an open flame
or spark, or to static discharge. Do not permit smoking, any open flame, or spark producing
equipment within fifty (50) feet of AAFARS. Ensure all equipments are well grounded prior to
commencing any operation or maintenance task. Always ensure the ground connection from the
aircraft is complete prior to beginning any fueling operation.
Serious injury could occur if heavy equipment is moved/lifted without sufficient personnel to do
the job. Always use four personnel to move or relocate the pump-engine module, liquid fuel
filter-separator, and accessory module. Use proper physical lifting procedures or use a suitable
lifting device or dolly. Wear safety shoes, gloves, and other suitable protective clothing.
The engine module should be removed from the pump-engine module for moving or lifting. If the
pump-engine module must be moved as a unit, do not lift the module two feet with less than five
personnel, three feet with less than six personnel, or five feet with less than eight personnel.
Use single hearing protection within 22 feet. Hearing can be permanently damaged if exposed to
constant high noise.
Personal injury may result from slipping on fuel or oil spilled in the spill containment units. Spills of
fuel or oil must be cleaned up in accordance with local SOP. Utilize items in the fuel spill control kit
to remove spilled fuel or oil.
All couplings have caps that must be removed before a connection is made. Ensure the cap
remains in place until just before connection to prevent contamination of the fueling system by
foreign materials. Once the caps are removed, couple adjacent caps to reduce the probability of
foreign materials contaminating the aircraft fuel.
Site selection criteria should include a relatively flat area of at least 25 ft. by 40 ft. to accommodate the two
spill containment units.
Unfold and position the spill containment units in the general shape of a "T". The fuel drums should be positioned in the
head of the "T", and the pump-engine module, accessory module and liquid fuel filter separator in the leg of the "T". Do
not fold up spill containment unit sides until after drums and modules are positioned.