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Describe the function of the following components of a simple fuel system:

(a) fuel tank, sump, drain point, supply line standpipe, vents, overflow drain;

(b) fuel quantity indicators;

(c) fuel tank construction and associated limitations.


Describe the procedure to be used for a fuel drain check.


State the general rules for fuelling of aircraft, including the special precautions for the use of drum stock, and plastic containers.


Explain the importance of aircraft earthing during refuelling.

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