Every year there are incidents and accidents involving aircraft running out of fuel. These range from aircraft running completely dry, to instances where fuel is on board - but not at the engine.

In this AvKiwi we look at fuel exhaustion, fuel starvation, fuel contamination, refuelling and give some general advice on good practice.

We also share four stories of people who have learned from their fuel occurrences. Fuel exhaustion and starvation can often be traced back to a lack of system knowledge. So, to help improve this, we have developed an app, Know Your Aircraft that helps you fully understand your aircraft’s fuel system.