Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, returns to Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD2018) at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria, South Africa, this week as a Gold Sponsor. The company will use the event to share how its technical services offer and low carbon solutions can support aviation growth in Africa. Set to be one of the fastest-growing aviation regions over the next 20 years, Africa is a key market for Air BP. It first started operations on the continent 75 years ago in Mozambique and Zanzibar and now provides fuel at around 40 locations across the continent.
Air BP’s technical services offer is a complete aviation fuel consultancy service tailored to customers’ individual requirements. It includes a range of innovative technical services for airports including the design, build and operation of fuelling facilities to help customers protect their operations and manage risk. Air BP is currently providing technical service agreements to customers in 13 African countries including South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar and Egypt. Through the offer, Air BP has helped customers like Marvalene International Airport, Mozambique design and develop a new fuel system and into-plane operations, as well as developing bespoke training and inspection services for Vivo Energy in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Morocco, Kenya, Uganda, Cape Verde and Mauritius.
In June 2018, Air BP celebrated one year since it took over the management and fuel operations at Cape Town International Airport. The airport has experienced double digit growth in international passenger numbers over this period, which Air BP has successfully managed without any safety incidents. Cape Town International complements Air BP’s operations at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, where it has managed a similar but larger scale operation since 2011.