Item and Allowance
LIQUID FUELING AND DISPENSING FACILITIES
Facilities used to store and dispense liquid aviation fuels directly into aircraft or fueling
trucks. These facilities consist of dispensing equipment, whose capacity is recorded in liter
per minute (LM) [gallons per minute (GM)]. Control and fueling support buildings are
operational facilities accounted for with category code 14165, Fueling/POL Support Building.
The capacity of these facilities is based upon the flow rate of the pump facilities, (i.e., the
number of liters per minute [gallons per minute]) which can be loaded into the aircraft and/or
Aircraft Direct Fueling Facility
A facility used for dispensing aircraft fuel under pressure from operational storage
tanks directly into the fuel tanks of the aircraft.
Aircraft Fuel Truck Loading Facility
A facility for transfer of aircraft fuels from storage tanks to refueling vehicles (tank,
truck, fuel, and tank pump units).
Aircraft Fuel Storage, AVGAS, Underground
Storage tanks used in support of direct fueling and/or fueling of aircraft that use
aviation gasoline (AVGAS). See the 411 series for bulk fuel storage and 12412 for
operational storage tanks above ground.
Fuel storage should be installed underground. However, when the quantity of the
product to be stored is of such magnitude as to create unreasonable demands in
construction time or cost, aboveground storage should be considered. Aboveground
considerations include available space, safety clearances, security requirements and
underground construction conditions. Fuel storage allowances are for a 30-day
supply and will be reduced to a 15-day supply where deliveries can be made within 7
days of placing an order. Where deliveries are to be made by tank car, the minimum
fuel storage capacity for each type fuel will be 45,400 L [12,000 gal]. Fuel storage
capacity of 18,900 L [5,000 gal] will be allowed for each kind of Army aircraft fuel,
not provided for permanently assigned aircraft, to provide storage for fuel withdrawn
from or required to refuel aircraft maintained but not assigned at the airfield.
Requests for greater capacities or for fuel storage and dispensing facilities for types
of aircraft fuel for other than Army aircraft at an Army airfield will be individually
justified. Storage capacities will be calculated by the formula a ✕ b ✕ c 12 = 30-
day requirement per aircraft and fuel type.