More Air Fuel for Tocumen

In the Panamanian airport, 600 thousand gallons of jet fuel are consumed every day, and it is estimated that in the following months demand will increase by 50 thousand gallons.

Friday, March 2, 2018

The current capacity of the infrastructure only allows for storage of 1.4 million gallons of jet fuel, which is only enough to cover demand corresponding to two days of operations at the airport.

Regarding the growing need for fuel in the air terminal, the manager of Tocumen S.A., Carlos Duboy, explained to Prensa.com that " ... The airport has exponentially increased its operations over the past 10 years, putting enormous pressure on its current infrastructure.  Aircraft fuel requires special handling to ensure supply to airlines 24 hours a day." 

By the end of the first semester of 2018 it is expected that construction of three new tanks will be completed, which will allow 4.5 million gallons to be stored. Added to this and in light of the increasing demand, the airport authorities intend to implement a master plan, which will provide an adequate supply.

In relation to plans for fuel storage in the future, the management at Tocumen said that they will analyze " ... what is the best option, whether it be maritime or land, but we will make a master plan. The award and execution will be left to the next administration." 

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This week the company CLH Aviación started providing fuel supply services at Tocumen air terminal in Panama.

After having won the tender to supply fuel and lubricants at Tocumen International Airport and regional terminals in 2017 for a period of 120 months, the company CLH Aviación stated that it has successfully started providing operations and maintenance services and supplying fuel at the air terminal.

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The company received the authorization to expand the jet fuel plant in Comalapa and plans to invest $20 million between 2015 and 2016 to improve the capacity of the plant in Acajutla.

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