Aviation Fuel – the one component of flight which is not duplicated

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01 April 2019 19:00 - 21:00
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Description

 The presentation will cover (with approximate % splits of time allocated):

·         Fuel specifications and why they are important: The several different types of Aviation Fuel (by far the largest volume used is jet fuel, in most of the world it is Jet A-1, with variations in some parts), key performance requirements for modern aircraft engines; (20%)

·         Supply chains and how they work: Jet fuel is a commodity which is traded around the world – how do supply chains ensure very large quantities of fuel are unfailingly available to meet demand, and what happens when a supply chain fails. (20 %)

·         Infrastructure at airports: Every second of every day approx. 8,000 litres of Jet fuel is pumped onto aircraft at airports around the world. What infrastructure is used and how are aircraft fuelled with 150+ tonnes of fuel in 45 minutes (often without passengers even being aware of it happening); how is the infrastructure engineered to safeguard fuel quality, with integrity against environmental incidents or fire, to meet demand requirements (volumes, flow rates, protection of aircraft, safety on crowded airport aprons) ? (60%)

Presenter

·         John Pitts is a Mechanical Engineer with 32 years’ experience in the downstream oil industry, including pipeline and facilities engineering/operation and 29 years in Aviation Fuel - which is one of the most technically exacting and safety-critical sectors.

·         Having started his career with Shell, between 1996 – 99 he was CEO of the oil company/airline joint venture at the new Hong Kong International Airport, responsible for delivering its US$ 250 million new jet fuel infrastructure.

·         In 1999 he founded eJet International, a specialist Aviation Fuel consultancy providing facilities engineering, project management and commercial advice to airports and oil companies. Originally this was in Hong Kong; he has now returned to Devon from where the Company works on major projects at airports all over the world.

 

 

 

Speaker(s)

John Pitts is a Mechanical Engineer with 32 years’ experience in the downstream oil industry, including pipeline and facilities engineering/operation and 29 years in Aviation Fuel - which is one of the most technically exacting and safety-critical sectors.

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Lysander Road
Yeovil
BA20 2YB
United Kingdom

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