Aug 10, 2020

Starting the APU etc. during refueling

Is starting the APU or changing electrical source during refueling allowable and safe?


Hi Matt,

As far as I know, there are currently no restrictions on APU use/start or electrical switching during refuelling. This is something which was historically restricted.

The company SOPs or local airport rules may, however, prohibit APU use/start during fueling. In EU, I am yet to see such airport. Restrictions are usually related to fueling and boarding.


Sep 27, 2020

In the company that I work for, we are not allowed to start the APU while refuelling.