New aircraft refueling facility launched in Jeddah
A new aircraft refuelling facility has been launched at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah, company officials said.
The facility is a joint venture between Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) of Dubai and Saudi Arabia’s Arabian Aircraft Services Company (Arabsco). The joint venture is known as the United Gulf Aircraft Fuelling Company (Ugafco). It marks Enoc’s first move into aviation refuelling services outside the UAE.
Arabsco owns a 51 per cent stake in the joint venture and Enoc owns the remainder, company officials said.
As a reflection of its customer focus and forward thinking, the facility’s aircraft servicing equipment is designed to handle the giant Airbus A380 when it comes into service next year at Dubai International Airport, company officials said.