Carlisle Airport now has OMEGA fuel handling system


Air BP has now fully implemented its initial phase of OMEGA fuel handling system at the Carlisle Airport.

Air BP has now fully implemented its initial phase of OMEGA fuel handling system at the Carlisle Airport.

The system was started at the airport in January 2013 with ongoing training and technical advice and guidance. The work will also comprise a new Avgas tank and jet fuel farm upgrade.

Air BP is using its own in-house training team to deliver the bespoke training to Carlisle’s operational team. The initial training takes six to eight weeks and further modules are offered on an ongoing basis to ensure knowledge remains up to date.

“Safety is Air BP’s top priority when providing services to our customers which is why we developed OMEGA to support them across the full spectrum of the fuel handling process. It is an area where BP is aiming to lead the industry and we believe that by sharing our fuel handling expertise via this support package we can add value for our customers. We are pleased to be sharing Air BP’s fuel handling expertise with Carlisle Airport, which is one of the UK’s most exciting, growing regional airports,” said Miguel Moreno, general aviation manager for Air BP.

Stobart Group owned Carlisle Airport recently received planning permission to develop a freight-distribution centre on the site and resurface the runway in readiness for air freight and passenger flights to London Southend and Dublin airports. Commenting on the initial OMEGA implementation, Andy Judge, Carlisle Airport director said: “This is a very positive step for Carlisle Airport and goes hand in hand with our plans to develop the airport. With safety being our number one priority, OMEGA is a key component in our safety management strategy and offers exactly what the airport needs in terms of providing valuable on-going support to ensure that knowledge and performance in operational techniques remain up-to-date.  It also complements the fuel farm upgrade perfectly.”

The launch of the OMEGA programme at Carlisle Airport follows the implementation of this system at both London Oxford and London Biggin Hill airports which began using the system in October 2012.

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