With the significant impact on the travel industry due to COVID-19, aviation is experiencing a period of unrest. During the month of May, air travel was down 68 percent compared to May 2019. During this time, aviation businesses may be looking at alternatives to current business practices, one being aviation fuelling systems.


What are aviation fuelling systems?

Aircraft engines need a fuel source in order to operate, and these may take the form of aviation gasoline (AVGAS). This aviation gasoline fuel system is designed to provide a flow of clean fuel from the fuel tanks to the engine.

For large airport facilities, they must run efficiently in order to provide the fuel quality that is required for today’s clean fuel and fuel tanks.

An aircraft fuel system allows the crew to manage the aviation fuel. Fuel systems differ due to the performance of the aircraft. Dependent on the aircraft, different fuel systems are used.


How to choose the right partner for you

If you run a transportation facility, be it rail, air, trucking or public transportation, you need to select a partner who understands all aspects of aviation fuelling systems. How can you choose the right partner for you?

1. Ensure your partner has established relationships 

At Western Oil, we have established relationships with major fuel manufacturers and resellers in North America. This means we have the opportunity to generate excellent and competitive insight for our customers.

2. Extensive airport knowledge is essential 

When working with a partner for your aviation fuelling system, it is important that your selected partner has extensive airport knowledge and experience. We are proud to work with 100 low lead fuel and we are insured to work with jet fuel and all aspects of aviation fuelling system. We have worked with clients like Helijet, YVR, Pitt Meadows Airport and more.

3. Preventative Maintenance Inspections are necessary 

At Western Oil, we provide preventative maintenance inspections on fuel systems. This includes detailed inspections of your facilities to ensure that your system is well maintained, with potential wear and tear remedied.

4. Ask if your prospective partner offers fuel and fluid storage 

There may be times when you need storage due to fuel overcapacity. For example, when planes are not flying with the same frequency. Our certified petroleum technicians provide solutions for commercial clients, from gasoline to diesel. We offer installation services for fluid storage.

This can come in the form of underground or above grade storage tanks.

At this time, you may be searching for different Aviation Fuelling Systems options, due to an impact on the global, national and local aviation industries. At Western Oil, we provide such services to clients just like you.

To learn more about our custom solutions, connect with us here.