Rate Training manual and Nonresident Career Course. Aviation Machinist's Mate 1 & C
CHIEF OF NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PENSACOLA FL
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Fuel system maintenance is primarily the responsibility of the AD rating. To properly supervise the maintenance on a fuel system, you, a senior AD, must be familiar with the different types of fuel systems used in naval aviation. The purpose of a fuel system is to deliver a uniform flow of clean fuel, under constant pressure, to the engines fuel control. This supply of fuel must be adequate to meet all of the engines demands at various altitudes and attitudes of flight. Because of the particular needs of the various types of aircraft, fuel tanks vary in size, shape, construction, and location. Fuel tanks can be an integral part of an aircraft wing, but most often fuel tanks are separate units, and as such may be placed in different configurations. In this chapter, the FA-18 fuel system is used as the representative example.