I, JOHN FRANCIS McCORMICK, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under subregulation 235 (7) of the Civil Aviation Regulations 1988.
[Signed John F. McCormick]
John F. McCormick
Director of Aviation Safety
13 July 2011
Civil Aviation Order 20.9 Amendment Instrument 2011 (No. 1)
1 Name of instrument
This instrument is the Civil Aviation Order 20.9 Amendment Instrument 2011 (No. 1).
This instrument commences on the day after it is registered.
3 Amendment of Civil Aviation Order 20.9
Schedule 1 amends Civil Aviation Order 20.9.
Schedule 1 Amendment
 Paragraph 4.3.4
4.3.4 For fuelling an aircraft, the following requirements apply:
(a) before a fuel tank cap is removed, the aircraft and all fuelling equipment must be bonded;
(b) if bonding is lost, fuel transfer must be stopped immediately and not resumed until the bond is restored.
Note Care must be taken before reconnecting the bonding wire to allow for dissipation of static electricity that may have built up.
4.3.4A For paragraph 4.3.4:
bonded means the aircraft and the fuelling equipment have the same electrical potential.
fuelling includes refuelling and defuelling.
fuelling equipment includes mobile fuel tankers, in-ground refuel ports, fuel bowsers, hand pumps, drums, funnels and other loose items of equipment if these are used in the fuelling operation.