Published May 17, 2023

The JIG standard for an acceptable microbial growth presence expected in aviation fuel systems is less than 10,000 cfu/litre (colony forming units per millilitre).

“To date we have received laboratory testing results measuring microbial growth in Jet A1 fuel from South Pacific Oil tanks, at Henderson Airport. SPO’s fuel supply system was not the source of the contamination,” Mr Kraus said.

“At less than 2000 cfu/litre, they are well within the benchmarks set by JIG indicating that the SPO tanks were clean and the Jet A1 fuel refuelled into the Airbus was well within specification.

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