eJet has been engaged by Avinor to provide consultancy services to outline and establish the provision of an Open Access fuel supply model coupled with installation of an operator for the airport’s fuel infrastructure.
Oslo is still a relatively new airport, with a supply chain which at the outset included marine transport to Oslo port, cavern storage upstream of the airport and rail transport to the airport fuel farm.
Through eJet’s extensive knowledge in delivering Open Access fuel supply and its on-the-ground experience of fuel infrastructure operations, eJet will help Avinor to achieve its primary aims:
- to provide a cost-effective and fit-for-purpose Aviation Fuel service which is attractive for airlines to use.
- to attract more wide body aircraft / long haul flights to OSL.
- that Oslo Airport remains competitive, and the airport increases its advantage with respect to those airports with which it competes.
The project is split into several phases including Pre-Feasibility Study, Full Feasibility Study and Project Scoping, Operator Procurement.
Oslo is an interesting project in several respects. In common with some other European capital cities, it is experiencing strong and sustained growth from low cost carriers in the short haul sector. However it is also the home to low cost carrier initiatives in the long haul sector.
More than ever, this requires that the aviation fuel business model is correct because long haul carriers have fewer choices in terms of jet fuel uplift – tankering of fuel is less of an option than for short haul flights, and therefore flights may not take place at all if the fuel business model is incorrect (meaning that the airport will not maximise its returns from passenger footfall).