RELEASE DATE: 20 May 2019
World Fuel Services
Ben Rogers, 01179064565, [email protected]
20 May 2019 – France – World Fuel Services has won a significant tender with leading French airport, Aéroport de Strasbourg, to design, build and commission a JETa1 fuel farm dedicated to corporate traffic
Strategically located, serving diplomats and business customers at the heart of the EU, the airport is developing a clear and marketable distinction between their commercial airline and corporate aviation offerings.
Aéroport de Strasbourg released a wide-ranging tender in Q4 2018 to develop a dedicated business aviation infrastructure which will operate alongside their existing commercial airline service. In addition to engineering excellence, they were looking for a supplier with extensive access to the corporate business aviation market. The resulting contract will see World Fuel Services serve the airport’s growing business aviation customer base. The new fuel farm will consist of 2 x 50m3 JETa1 tanks with a self-serve facility and a 20m3 JETa1 truck. World Fuel Services will also provide training to the ITP team, with repair and maintenance support for the equipment. Regular audits of both staff and equipment will ensure that highest-level standards are maintained. WFS will work in cooperation with the winner of the FBO tender, Flying Group, who will deliver the ITP.
The new fuel farm will be built to meet the EU sustainability criteria set to be introduced in 2020. Construction work will begin shortly and is due to be completed by May 2020.
Mark Atherton, Director at World Fuel Services, said: “This new contract win with Strasbourg underlines the capabilities of our design and build engineering teams. We will soon begin work on installing a new fuel farm employing state-of-the-art equipment. We are excited to be part of Aéroport de Strasbourg’s heightened offering for business aviation customers and look forward to delivering our part of this improvement in the coming year.”
Thomas Dubus, Président du Directoire at Aéroport de Strasbourg, said: “It is essential that we offer a seamless experience and that this will be delivered into the long-term with a new dedicated business aviation infrastructure. World Fuel Services has a key role to play in our continued evolution and will deliver alongside the other activity taking place, including tenders for a dedicated FBO, business aviation hangers, and an MRO facility. We look forward to seeing the results of their work with the dedicated fuel farm and fuel provision.”