LABACE Convention News

Air BP to Open Fueling University in Brazil

 - August 16, 2013, 2:00 AM

Aviation fuel supplier Air BP (Stand 5004) has been active in Brazil since 2002, and has seen continuous expansion since. Hand-in-hand with a growth in fuel demand is a growing need for proficient refueling operators, and to satisfy those requirements Air BP is establishing an Operators University at Campo de San Marte. This will complement the existing Omega training product already offered by the company.

At the new facility personnel can be trained by Air BP’s qualified instructors to meet the company’s exacting operational standards. The facility, which will be fully operational by the end of the year, provides both theoretical and practical instruction.

For the latter, the “university” has a range of pneumatic and hydraulic training simulators, cutting tools and a representative aircraft wing to permit practice of both regular refueling operations and also safety procedures. Trainees are assessed during the course, and also afterward.

Although it will initially focus on training Air BP employees, the “university” could be opened to offer high-quality training to other operators. It is intended that the model will be rolled out for other developing markets.