With misfuelling one of the greatest risks we face in our industry, we’re delighted to have installed our Airfield Automation technology at nine locations across South Africa and Mozambique.
The roll out of our Airfield Automation digital platform at seven locations in Mozambique: Nampula, Beira, Maputo (Mavalane), Pemba, Tete (Chingodzi), Quelimane, Vilanculos; and two in South Africa: East London and George marks a milestone for us. These are the first locations on the continent where we have gone live with the technology.
Designed to help prevent misfuelling, the cloud-based platform enhances safety, reliability and compliance in airport fuelling operations. It enables airports and operators like you to benefit from faster, more comprehensive and accurate fuelling data in real time. It works by consolidating data related to airport fuelling operations and delivers this information via an app to a handheld device in fuelling vehicles.
There are plans to install the technology at airports in Egypt and Tunisia later in the year and we anticipate it will be fully operational at around 350 locations by 2020.
Commenting on the roll out of Airfield Automation across Africa, Anthony Leon, general manager, Southern Africa, Air BP said: “Africa is an important market for us and we plan to continue to grow our business here. We are pleased to have successfully installed Airfield Automation in Mozambique and South Africa. Misfuelling is one of the biggest risks we face in our industry and in particular at locations serving general aviation aircraft. Our new technology provides an engineering barrier to stop it happening which is good news all round.”