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Transporting Aluminum Fuel Bottles on Aircraft

Photo of the new fuel bottle bag  with 6 fuel bottles inside it.Firefighters and others will have an easier time carrying chain saw gas and bar oil on Government-contracted aircraft, thanks to a new carrying bag designed by MTDC. This bag can keep up to six 1-quart fuel bottles (also known as Sigg bottles) upright. Even though these bottles do not meet U.S. Department of Transportation specifications, they may be legally transported on a Government-contracted aircraft if the provisions of chapter 4 of the Interagency Aviation Transport of Hazardous Materials Guide (NFES–1068) are met. This bag will help personnel comply with those requirements.

The fuel bottle bag may be obtained through the General Services Administration using stock number 8465015034476. The NFES number is 0536.

For more information on the fuel bottle bag or on transporting fuel bottles, contact Wesley Throop, project leader (phone: 406–329–3957; fax: 406–329–3719; e-mail:

To order the Tech Tip Transporting Aluminum Fuel Bottles Inside Aircraft (0351–2315–MTDC), contact Cailen Hegman, MTDC Publications (phone: 406–329–3978; fax: 406–329–3719; e-mail:

An electronic version can be found on the Internet at:

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