Amanda Jones takes to the skies with Elias Sofianos to talk flying helicopters, island hopping in Greece and being a bit of a daredevil.
Manchester Airport – the UK’s third largest airport and the global gateway to the North of England – is currently undergoing a massive £1bn transformation project. Incorporated into this transformation is the redesign of the airport’s aviation fuel hydrant system. Air BP has been engaged both as the designer and project manager for the works on behalf of MASHCo (a Joint Venture between the four companies that own and operate the fuel facilities at the airport).
The ongoing refugee crisis in Greece has been well documented. At the heart of it are tens of thousands of people who have gone through dangerous and difficult journeys to be housed in overcrowded camps. The Air BP team have already supported more than 5,000 of these disadvantaged kids and counting.
If you've ever thought about refuelling with Mogas (otherwise known as motor gasoline) instead of Avgas you certainly won't be the first. Here's why we advise against it and have a policy of only supplying Avgas for use in piston engines.
Gustavo Almagro Morales, Vice President Pegasus Aero Group, son of the famous Spanish aerobatic pilot, Sebastián Almagro, renowned for his breathtaking daredevil antics in the sky.
Didier Gaudillat, Air BP’s Global Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) leader, explains that when it comes to managing the process of refuelling aircraft, safety and efficiency go hand in hand.
Amanda Jones, chats to Martin Gosling, Sterling card customer and Air Race pilot, and hears how his flight path into air racing certainly wasn’t a conventional one.
Kerry Rutherford, Air BP’s technical director explains why putting the wrong fuel in your car might not be something you’ve ever done, but it’s likely you know someone who has.
Tom Parsons, Air BP’s Biojet commercial development manager, explains what sustainable aviation fuel is (SAF) and gives his view on whether SAF really is the answer to reducing aviation emissions.
Amanda Jones meets Ben Murphy, head of the Blades, aerobatic and racing teams and current GB Red Bull Air Race pilot to talk heart-stopping moments, setting a Red Bull Air Race rookie record and the day his life changed forever.
To understand what the future of fuelling holds we need to look back at where it all began. From the first moment the Wright brothers took to the skies, the world became hooked on flying. Fuelling has always been important, but never so much so as we focus on a sustainable future.
Air BP is the official Fuel and Carbon reduction partner of the Red Bull Air Race, we discuss why the fuel-to-air mixture is such a critical engine setting for Red Bull Air Race pilots. Why running too “rich” or too “lean” can make the difference of winning or losing.
As the world nears a future with fewer resources and greater demands from those travelling by air, creating a sustainable, greener industry is of paramount importance. We discuss what we’re doing to help create a more green future.