AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 DECEMBER 2001
Fasten batteries securely in the holder provided, with the terminals protected in such a manner as to prevent
damage or short circuits. When batteries are removed and shipped with the aircraft, accomplish packaging
and certification according to A12.5.
Completely drain fuel tanks within wings when removed from the aircraft body. Purging is not required.
When transported with the original aircraft body, consider all pieces as a single unit for identification on
the Shippers Declaration form.
Transport fueled helicopters and aircraft with fuel in each tank not to exceed 150 gallons or three-fourths
full, whichever amount is least. Do not exceed one-half tank full for units loaded on the aircraft cargo
ramp. Fuel leakage must not occur during shipment. No special venting is required other than to maintain
a normal aircraft ventilation during flight. Seal vents according to service technical directives. Load tanks
to prevent fuel leakage when the loading configuration requires removal of external fuel tanks. When
removed in this manner, the tanks are still considered a component of the aircraft or helicopter.
A13.5.7. Units drained, purged and containing no other hazardous material are nonhazardous for transportation.
Fuel systems including carburetors, pumps, controls, and fuel tanks must be completely drained, purged, and sealed
with appropriate pressure seal type plug and caps with gaskets and "O" rings. Prepare drained and purged aircraft
and helicopters according to the appropriate technical directive. If the engines entire fuel system is purged with
MIL-O-6081 grade 1010 oil and sealed with appropriate pressure seal-type metal plugs or caps, gaskets, and O-
rings, the item is considered unfueled. The requirements of A13.5.5 apply for installed components. Comply with
HA13.6. Internal Combustion Engines and Support Equipment. Comply with the bullet requirements of
A13.5. The following fuel in tank requirements apply:
A13.6.1. Completely drain engine-powered support equipment of fuel. Up to 500 ml (17 ounces) of fuel may be
left in engine components and fuel lines provided all lines and fuel tanks are securely closed to prevent leakage of
A13.6.2. Engine-powered support equipment with large fuel systems that the shipper determines can not be drained
to meet the requirements of A13.6.1 must be drained within the mechanical limits of the equipment to the extent no
free standing liquid remains in the fuel tank, lines, or system.
A13.6.3. Wheeled-engine powered support equipment may contain up to one-half tank of fuel when transported
under the authority of paragraph 3.7. Ship only the minimum quantity of fuel consistent with operational
requirements. Ship the Hobart-86 with no more than one-quarter tank of fuel and load with filler neck facing
forward. Ensure tanks are securely closed.
A13.6.4. Completely drain single axle equipment loaded with the tongue resting on the aircraft floor. The
requirements of A13.6.1 or A13.6.2 apply depending on the type and size of equipment.
A13.6.5. Internal combustion engines that are damaged or inoperable and purging can not be accomplished, or
proper purging facilities are unavailable must be drained to the maximum extent possible and install plugs, caps, and
covers over all openings as required by technical directives. All other internal combustion engines must comply
A13.6.6. Ship the Aerial Bulk Fuel Delivery System (ABFDS) consisting of 3000 gallon bladders under the
Completely drain the bulk fuel bladders. Due to bladder construction there will be residual fuel remaining.
Ensure bladders are drained as much as possible.
Completely drain the pump module. No more than 500 ml (17 ounces) of fuel may be left in engine
Securely close all vents and valves to prevent residual fuel leaks.
When prepared in this manner, ABFDS may be stacked for shipment.
A13.6.7. Items drained, purged and containing no other hazardous material are nonhazardous for transportation.
The following guidance applies:
Internal combustion engines with or without fuel tanks attached are prepared for shipment and storage
according to applicable technical directives. Fuel systems including carburetors, pumps, controls, and fuel
tanks must be completely drained, purged, and sealed with appropriate pressure seal type plug and caps
with gaskets and "O" rings. Comply with 1.10.4.
Repairable fuel assemblies, fuel tanks, and cells that are drained, purged, and sealed according to the
applicable technical directive. Comply with 1.10.4.