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AC 25.954-1 - Transport Airplane Fuel System Lightning Protection

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Transport Airplane Fuel System Lightning Protection
Date issued
Office of Primary Responsibility
AIR-600, Policy and Innovation Division
This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance for showing compliance with the airworthiness regulations for transport category airplanes regarding lightning protection of fuel tanks and systems. These lightning protection requirements apply to normal conditions and possible failures of fuel tank structure and systems that could lead to fuel tank explosions. This AC also provides guidance for developing critical design configuration control limitations (CDCCLs) and Airworthiness Limitations required to be included in the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) related to lightning protection features of the airplane fuel system.