Fuel problems

May result in

  • engine failure

  • diversionary or forced landing


  • MAYDAY low on fuel emergency with imminent danger to aircraft

  • PAN PAN minimum fuel aircraft need priority handling

  • improper use of standard phraseology, verify actual fuel status


A -> Acknowledge S -> Separate S -> Silence I -> Inform S -> Support T -> Time

  • keep aircarft high to save fuel

  • avoid ATC-caused GO AROUND

  • inform landing aerodrome

  • ask if dangerous goods on board

  • ask for numbers of POB

  • clear RWY according to local procedures and instructions

  • keep safety strip clear

If needed, inform pilot about

  • next suitable aerodrome

  • aerodrome details as soon as possible

  • weather information at landing aerodrome