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EI fuel filtration Handbook helps to ensure continued efficiency of aircraft operations


The operability of over 120,000 daily flights is supported by new guidance published today by the Energy Institute (EI).

The EI 1550 Handbook, detailing how to maintain aviation fuel cleanliness and ensure good practice in fuel filtration, will be introduced at the EI’s Aviation Fuel Filtration seminar being held in London on 17 September 2019.

One of the most widely distributed EI publications, the 3rd edition of the 1550 Handbook builds significantly on previous iterations, providing vital new information on fuel cleanliness, helping to ensure the operability of aircrafts worldwide.

Martin Maeso MEI, Good Practice Director at the Energy Institute, said:

“Reflecting the global nature of the aviation industry, the EI 1550 Handbook offers a unique collaboration between the EI Aviation Committee and global industry partners and stakeholders.

“The Handbook provides crucial information for the aviation industry, communicating sector transition to the use of alternative filtration technologies.”

The new 1550 publication will be introduced at the EI’s Aviation fuel filtration seminar in London by Phil Rugen, Chair of the EI Aviation Fuel Filtration Committee.

Attendees will hear from representatives of filter manufacturers (Facet Filtration Group, FAUDI Aviation and ParkerVelcon), as well as representatives from the EI, airlines, aircraft engine manufacturers, JIG, filter users and Dr Harold Walmsley.

The EI’s technical work programme brings industry together in a spirit of collaboration, links industry and regulators in the development of good practice and provides operators with cost effective, value adding knowledge on current and future issues.

Notes for editors

  1. For more information contact Robyn Wainwright at or 0207 467 7173.
  2. The 1550 Handbook is available to download at:
  3. Videos explaining the role of the EI in aviation fuel and providing guidance on safe handling are available here:
  4. The Energy Institute (EI) is the chartered professional membership body bringing global energy expertise together.
    We gather and share essential knowledge about energy, provide the skills that are helping us all use it more wisely, and develop the good practice needed to keep it safe and secure.
    We articulate the voice of energy experts, taking the know-how of around 20,000 members and 200 companies from 120 countries to the heart of the public debate.
    And we’re an independent, not-for-profit, safe space for evidence-based collaboration, an honest broker between industry, academia and policy makers.