More aircraft could be filling up at the Ashburton Airport when the Ashburton District Council grants resource consent for RD Petroleum to install a refuelling depot there. BP currently have underground tanks which supply one type of fuel, but the tanks have reached the end of their uesful life and the company wants to remove them, relinquish their lease and discontinue supplying fuel. RD Petroleum have agreed to supply and install a 20,000-litre AV gas tank (current fuel) and a 20,000-litre Jet A1 tank. Council commercial manager Colin Windleborn, in a report to the Ashburton Airport Authority subcommittee, said the installation of both fuels would mean an increase in refuelling activity at the airport. Mr Windleborn said a new playground could be installed as the airport was further developed.
Source: Otago Daily Times March 23, 2020 06:33 UTC