Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has passed a milestone of 250,000 fuelings using its Airfield Automation digital technology. The landmark fueling took place in Adelaide, Australia, when the business supplied Jet A-1 (with fuel system icing inhibitor) to The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).
Since launching in May 2018, Airfield Automation has been rolled out to 145 Air bp network-locations in 18 countries on four continents. Since the start of the year, new sites have also gone live in Norway, Sweden and the U.K.
Before many aircraft were grounded due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Air bp was completing around 1,000 fuelings per day globally with some 20% using Airfield Automation. Designed to enhance safety, reliability and compliance in airport fueling operations, Air bp’s technology has been well received by operators who have reported increased speed and efficiency in fueling. Customers have noted improved turnaround times and enhanced accuracy in fueling.