Four regional UK airports are to benefit from an extended partnership between Menzies Aviation and digital fuel management tech developer i6.
The airport and airlines services provider has introduced the fuel management capabilities to London Stansted, Leeds Bradford, Birmingham and Teesside International.
The partners have deployed Fusion6, an into-plane refuelling platform, and Reconcile6, a fuel inventory management platform at the four airports.
Fusion6 integrates live data from airports and airlines, providing full remote visibility of ground fuelling operations – ensuring the refueller is always in the right place at the right time.
Reconcile6 is used to track the movement of fuel across the airport supply chain, offering real-time inventory management, fuel stock accounting, and reconciliation.
Menzies is the world’s largest independent into-plane fuelling provider and has been working with the i6 Group for over five years.
Technology built by i6 is used at numerous airports across the world such as Los Angeles, Orlando (Florida), McCarran (Las Vegas), London Heathrow, and Liverpool.
It enhances real-time operations across airport fuel supply chains, maximising efficiency while providing accurate data and digital, paperless operations.
Marco di Mario, senior vice president fuels at Menzies Aviation, said: “i6 has proved to be an excellent solution for our fuel operations in the UK and we are very excited to increase the number of locations in this region.
“So far, i6 has helped us in improving our operational efficiency with real-time data for better planning and fuel order allocation.
“By enhancing the digitalisation of our operations with industry-leading technology, we continue to lead the way with safe and efficient aviation services.”
Airline and energy suppliers at locations with i6 technology will also be able to access eHandshake and Perspective6 from i6 Group.
eHandshake offers real-time refuelling connectivity for into-plane operators and airlines, while Perspective6 provides a real-time view of global airline and supplier information with advanced reporting.
These features enable airlines and fuel suppliers to manage their supply chains more effectively, collect data anywhere, and identify further fuel efficiencies.
Steve Uhrmacher, chief executive of i6 Group said: “Our solutions provide real-time inventory management, cloud-based into-plane refuelling, and paperless communication between refueller and pilots.
“The aviation industry can now take advantage of these technologies and fully digitise fuelling operations to optimise operational efficiency and fuel usage.”