If you’ve ever wondered why we operate a ‘no decal no fuel’ policy, Kerry Rutherford explains all. It’s not every day you get the chance to sit down with a British Air Racing Champion, but in this month’s newsletter Amanda Jones did just that when she met up with Sterling Card customer, Martin Gosling. We also hear from Suzanne Rayner, Air BP’s GA account manager, UK, to find out more about her work with SaxonAir. Plus, we’re delighted to introduce our fifth Sterling Pilot Scholar and there are also exciting updates from across our global network including the introduction of UL91 at Hannover. To celebrate the end of the Red Bull Air Race we’re giving away over 100 gifts – to grab one simply email us! To wrap it all up, we look forward to supporting NBAA-BACE later this month where we'll be shining the spotlight on sustainability. We’re offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for customers to uplift on a pre-order basis at Stockholm Arlanda who are flying into NBAA-BACE find out more below.
This month we answer your questions on what exactly is sustainable aviation fuel? And if you’re heading to Venice in Italy you’ll be pleased to hear that we’re offering 20% off fuel at Marco Polo Airport throughout September. In other news, we’re very proud of our Air BP team keeping Beira Airport open after Cyclone Idai despite very challenging personal circumstances. September also signals the last ever Red Bull Air Race World Championship, with pilots battling it out to be named the 2019 World Champion in Chiba, Japan (7-8 September). You can win a Red Bull Air Race cap signed by Japanese favourite and 2018 world champion Yoshihide Muroya. Ahead of the race, UK Red Bull Air Race and Blades pilot, Ben Murphy, gives his view from the cockpit. Plus, we’re delighted to unveil our new website which launched at the end of August. Finally, if you’re attending the Air Charter Expo at London Biggin Hill or Athens Flying Week this month we look forward to seeing you there and at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas next month!
This month we head back to the future to find out how fuelling has evolved over the last century and explore what’s in store for the industry going forward. We also report from the last ever European Red Bull Air Race. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to attend one of the nail-biting World Championships? Then check out what some of our lucky prize-winning customers got up to when they attended the event in Hungary last month alongside Air BP GA account manager, Laszlo Filep.
There is plenty to update you on this month how we are committed to increasing the supply and delivery of sustainable aviation fuel and how we are strengthening our ties with London Biggin Hill. Plus, with various events taking place at locations across our network throughout June, we shine the spotlight on Paris-Pontoise in France, as well as La Perdiz and Madrid in Spain. You can also find out more about Ocaña Airport where future Red Bull Air Race World Champions underwent intensive training sessions last month.
Ahead of the peak holiday season you can find out how we have improved our jet fuel pricing at our Italian locations and are continuing our collaboration with leading helicopter manufacturer, Leonardo. We also touch down at Belfast International, Paris-Pontoise and Cannes-Mandelieu and there is also a helpful reminder of alternative London locations during the closure of Northolt.
As well as welcoming two new locations to our global network this month, we are also shining the spotlight on one of our most popular destinations in Spain, as we head to Barcelona-El Prat just in time for the Spanish Grand Prix. We also reveal how we have rolled out Airfield Automation at our first Australian location and strengthened our relationships with the UK’s air ambulance services.
We touch down in Cannes on the French Riviera for an exciting lineup of events. You can also find out where we have recently launched our Airfield Automation technology across nine locations in Mozambique and South Africa. And if you are heading to Rio for carnival or simply to make the most of this vibrant city, then take your pick from Santos Dumont and Galeão International Airport.
This month marks the start of the 2019 Red Bull Air Race World Championship. We touch down in Abu Dhabi for the first race of the season and find out what gives Red Bull Air Race pilots their high-flying edge. Meanwhile this month started with the Schedulers and Dispatchers conference in San Antonio, US and we are looking forward to attending Aviation Africa in Rwanda at the end of February.