Air bp commences aviation fuel venture in Iraq

Thursday 11th November 2021

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  • Air bp commences aviation fuel venture in Iraq

  • Air bp has commenced a joint venture at Baghdad International Airport, Iraq.
  • Air bp joins  Iraqi Airways, Al Burhan Group and Menzies Aviation in the ground handling, cargo and aircraft fuelling JV and is providing assurance on all aspects of fuel supply and aircraft refuelling operations.

Air bp,  the international aviation fuel products and service supplier,  has commenced a new aircraft fuelling joint venture at Baghdad International Airport (BGW). The joint venture company,  United Iraqi Company for Airports and Ground Handling Services Limited, operating under the name MASIL, was awarded an operating licence for aircraft refuelling, ground handling and cargo services.  

The JV aims to provide a range of services with a remit  to bring world class standards and global industry expertise to further improve the customer experience, safety and operational standards at the airport.   Air bp is providing assurance on all aspects of fuel supply and aircraft refuelling operations. This includes providing world class operating standards, workforce training to enhance knowledge and competence, and advice on product quality, operations, HSSE and maintenance.  

Duce Gotora VP of Strategy and Sustainability, commented:  

“Air bp is delighted to be commencing its new JV. We see a strong future for aviation in Iraq and are excited to be involved in this market and contribute to its future development and success.  Fuel supply is a vital component of the airport operation that will add value to airline operators.  Over time, Air bp and its partners aim to build a strong and sustainable business in Iraq, drawing upon the global expertise of the partners combined with the local skills of Iraqis.”

Air bp has been active in the Middle East for nearly 90  years , providing fuel and services to general aviation, commercial aviation and military customers.  Through its direct business and joint ventures, Air bp has a presence in the UAE, Iraq, Egypt, Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.  

Air bp will participate in the Dubai Airshow at DWC during 14-18 November, Stand 1328. Air bp’s Andreea Moyes will speak at the Aviation Sustainability Conference taking place live at the show on Monday, 15 November:


L-R: Tayeb Rostami, Joint Ventures Manager – Air bp Middle East; Stuart Hind, General Manager –  United Iraqi Company for Airports and Ground Handling Services Limited


About Air bp

As the aviation division of bp, Air bp is one of the world’s leading suppliers of aviation fuel products and services. We have been investing in the aviation industry for over 90 years to keep people flying safely around the world.  In 2019 we supplied over 6.7 billion gallons of aviation fuel, fuelling over 7,000 flights per day at over 700 locations in more than 55 countries – that’s more than five planes a minute.

Our customers include commercial airlines, the military, business and private aircraft owners, airports and airfield operators. We have a wide range of services to support our fuel offer including the design, build and operation of fuelling facilities, technical consultancy and training, low carbon solutions, the Sterling Card for efficient general aviation refuelling and innovative digital platforms to increase efficiency and reduce risk.

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