As part of the requirements for approval of an Air Operator Certificate (AOC), the National Aviation Authority (National Aviation Authority (NAA)) will specify the required contents of the Company Operations Manual. These requirements may be embodied within the Regulations published by the National Authority or they may be set out in a separate publication such as UK CAA publication CAP 789 - Requirements and Guidance Material for Operators. In either case, a critical aspect of of the guidance provided concerns the requirement to publish the specific tenets of the Company fuel policies within the Operations Manual.
Company Operations Manual - Fuel Policy
In accordance with the National guidelines of the State of Registration, the Company may be required to publish policy on any or all of the following fuel related topics within their Operations Manual:
minimum dispatch fuel
dispute resolution policy to be used in the event that the Commander and the Dispatcher do not agree on the required fuel amount
fuel uplift verification inclusive of guidance for reconciling fuel uplift discrepancies
policy/guidance on the uplift of fuel in excess of basic flight plan requirements for issues such as