Air BP aims to boost refuelling safety protocols in Africa

Written by: Alwyn Brice |
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Air BP is to attend the 4th Aviation Africa Summit and Exhibition in Kigali, Rwanda.

During the event the company will reinforce its commitment to Africa and highlight the roll-out of its new Airfield Automation digital technology which has been recently installed at nine locations across South Africa and Mozambique.

The cloud-based platform is designed to prevent misfuelling by enhancing safety, reliability and compliance in airport fuelling operations, as well as providing data in real time to airline customers. Importantly, it strengthens safety barriers and mitigates risks during the fuelling process. It is the first commercially deployed system in the world to provide an engineering barrier to actively help prevent misfuelling.

The platform consolidates the data related to airport fuelling operations and works via an app on a handheld device in the fuelling vehicles. The appropriately named safe2go app captures fuel volume readings and provides fuel grade checks to add an additional misfuelling barrier. It then electronically captures customer details that are confirmed with an electronic signature from the pilot or airline. By using this automated, end-to-end, paperless system, accuracy is enhanced and any potential miskeying errors minimised.

Aside from the enhanced safety barriers, aircraft operators will also benefit from faster, more comprehensive and more accurate fuelling and delivery data. The cloud-based technology will enable Air BP to offer increasingly integrated information to customers, such as delivery records and precise delivery timings.


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