Delivering the Fuel

Shoreham Airport is a very busy general aviation airport. We have a number of flying schools and clubs as well as aircraft maintenance contractors and aircraft sales & hire companies. Many privately owned fixed wing aircraft and helicopters also reside at or visit the airport during the year.

This of course means fuel, and lots of it. On a good day the "Team" will deliver 4,000+ litres of Avgas and similar litres of jetA1 fuel. Each year we delivered over 1 million litres of Avgas.
We have two static Avgas fuel pumps supplied via three underground tanks with a capacity of some 50,000 litres and two mobile Avgas bowsers. Jet fuel is supplied from another mobile bowser which holds some 6000 litres or directly from a jet installation. The Jet installation holds approximately 50,000 litres,

We also provide aviation oils Shell W80, S80, W100, S100 and 15/40 from the briefing room.
Please note at this time we no longer provide AL48 through the bowsers.

The RFFS have full responsibility for the fuel sold each day. We take daily quality control checks and supervise all fuelling matters from ordering to supply. All crew members are fully trained in the testing and supply of fuel so you can be assured you get top quality product fit for purpose. Firefighters of each watch act as fuel supervisors with the SAFO having overall responsibility for the day to day operation. Any concerns regarding any fuel issue should be raised with Paul Smith the SAFO & Fuel Manager.


Fuel is of course a consideration for all rescue services but when you have a Helicopter the size of this one you need lots of it!
Shoreham Airport offers this type of emergency aircraft a rotors running refuelling service 24 hours a day seven days a week to support it's vital role. The Airport and RFFS are on out of hours standby to ensure a rescue by this type of aircraft can continue without returning to its own base for fuel, therefore saving valuable time in searching and carrying out rescues along the south coast.
Shoreham also acts as a maritime rescue launch site enabling firefighters and paramedics etc to muster, assemble equipment and be deployed via helicopter to shipping incidents out at sea.