We are delighted to have marked 85 years of operations in the Middle East with an exciting new contract to fuel the first two Cirrus SR22 G6 training aircraft delivered to Dubai-based Emirates Flight Training Academy, which was inaugurated this month.
Air BP currently markets and sells fuel at 21 locations throughout the region, including eight locations in the UAE. This includes our into-plane operation at Dubai International Airport (DXB/OMDB), where we have been operating for over 50 years.
In July, we took over operatorship of the Dubai Airport Joint Industry Fuel Farm (JIFF), contributing to Dubai Airports’ safety agenda and championing the airport’s safety marathon programme to help manage airside risks.
Furthermore, Air BP continues to invest in equipment and strategic infrastructure through its joint ventures in the region. For example, the recent investment of approximately $23 million by our parent company BP and its partners to upgrade the storage facilities at Dubai International and Sharjah Airport (SHJ/OMSJ) have greatly improved the resilience of the locations.