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Air BP Earns Australian Aviation’s Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award 2023

Air BP, the leading global aviation fuel products and service supplier, clinched the Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award for 2023, as announced by Australian Aviation. This accolade acknowledges Air BP’s groundbreaking move to introduce Australia’s first-ever all-electric hazardous goods vehicle and refueller.

Having been operational at Brisbane Airport since August 2022, the all-electric refueller is symbolic of the strides Air BP is making in the realm of sustainability.
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Having been operational at Brisbane Airport since August 2022, the all-electric refueller is one of several ways Air BP supports aviation sustainability. This initiative is only one of the many steps the company is taking in partnership with the wider aviation sector to drive forward carbon reduction efforts.

Australian Aviation Awards

The Australian Aviation Awards recognize outstanding work and contributions of professionals and businesses in the Australian aviation scene. The Sustainability Award highlights enterprises that fortify the Australian aviation industry’s resilience, growth, and resurgence through sustainable goods and services.

On August 31, Justin Walker, Air BP’s technical sales director, graciously accepted the award. “I am honored to accept this award on behalf of Air BP. And I would like to thank Australian Aviation for selecting us,” he said. “I am delighted that Air BP has been recognized for this project as we work towards our aim of becoming the energy partner of choice for sustainable aviation. We collaborated with SEA Electric and Refuel International in the EV refueller’s design and construction. And so, it represents a celebration of Australian engineering and manufacturing of zero fuel and zero-tail-pipe emission technology.”

Air BP’s EV Refueller

Air BP built the EV refueller for customers who use Jet A-1 fuel to power aircraft. It offers a dual advantage by cutting operating and maintenance expenses and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This refueller is a significant improvement over its diesel-powered counterparts. Plans are in the pipeline to roll out these refuellers to other Air BP sites worldwide. That includes potential locations in New Zealand.

Air BP’s Role in the Australian Jet Zero Council

Air BP has secured a coveted spot on the recently established Australian Jet Zero Council. This will further solidify its commitment to sustainable aviation. Under the leadership of the Hon Catherine King MP, Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, and Local Government, the council is fervently working towards diminishing carbon emissions in alignment with Australia’s net-zero objectives.

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