Apr 15, 2024

NOC purchased new refueler for refueling planes

NOC purchased new refueler for refueling planes

KATHMANDU, Sep 15:The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has purchased 14 new refuellers to refuel aircraft taking off and landing at airports throughout the nation. 

According to NOC spokesperson Manoj Thakur, the NOC has purchased eight refuellers with a capacity of 16,000 liters and six refuelers with a capacity of 11,000 liters. He stated that the corporation had ordered medium capacity refuellers for airports outside of Kathmandu this time. Four of the purchased refuellers have arrived at NOC's Sinamangal depot, and the remaining refuellers will be delivered within a month, according to Thakur.

The NOC added four additional refuellers with a capacity of 27,000 liters to refuel international flights from Tribhuvan Airport three years ago. In collaboration with the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, the NOC has developed aviation fuel depots in the majority of airport sites. Refuellers are used to refuel airplanes on the runway from these depots. Tankers transfer air fuel from various Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) refinery-depots to the depot near the airport or to the storage house in the NOC's regional and branch offices. The oil from the tankers is pumped into the refuellers and then into the planes.

Refuelers have a longer lifespan because they are kept close to the airport and do not travel large distances. Previously, the NOC purchased four refuellers with a capacity of 27 kiloliters in 077, four refuelers with a capacity of 16,000 liters in 070, and six refuelers with a capacity of 12,000 liters in 067. The firm operates the country's largest refueling station at Sinamangal for airlines flying into and landing at Tribhuvan International Airport. A big aviation fuel station is open for business. There are now 13 refuelers in service through that depot. Seven refuelers with a capacity of 27,000 liters, four with a capacity of 16,000 liters and two refuellers with a capacity of 11,000 liters have been refueling the planes at Tribhuvan Airport.
 

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