eJet performed a data-driven study of the aviation fuel system’s end-to-end logistics, operations and potential issues in order to achieve maximum operational efficiency and reasonable risk mitigation in light of current operational best practices and best practice risk management techniques at other airports with similar fuel supply logistics. The following were in scope:
- Review of roles and responsibilities of different parties (Airport Authority, airlines, fuel suppliers, import terminal operator and airport fuel farm/hydrant system operator), and based on performance, identify any gap for improvement per industry best practice
- Review operation process, operator’s inventory monitoring, alerting and reporting mechanisms
- Review aviation fuel uplift forecasts
- Review overall effectiveness of facilities and tankage expansion plans
- Review underlying assumptions on minimum stocks requirement
- operational history since airport opening in 1998
- future growth expectations
- historical weather data
- future environmental expectations
- current supply chains
- the airport risk profile
- Benchmark against similar airports.
eJet conducted the study through interview with relevant stakeholders together with in-house studies, and provided recommendations / improvement plans with justification and evidence in order to (i) achieve the required Minimum Stock Reserve and (ii) ensure that supply logistics are functioning to the highest efficiency under the Open Access policy.