First U-Fuel Box Station up and Running at Charleston Executive
U-Fuel's first Box self-serve fueling station is up and running at JZI in Charleston, South Carolina.
May 10, 2012 - U-Fuel reports it has completed the first installation of its "Box" self-service aviation fuel station, at the Atlantic Aviation FBO on Charleston Executive Airport (JZI), South Carolina. The prefabricated system is the result of a two-year effort to develop a lower-cost, turnkey, self-service fuel station. It places all critical components and the fuel tank within a strong, fire-resistant panel enclosure for what U-Fuel calls "an unprecedented level of fire safety and isolation from the environment."
"When we decided to put a self-service Avgas fuel station on the field, I searched for a system that would meet our standards in service and safety," remarked Paul Aiken, operations manager for Atlantic Aviation JZI. "I found that and more in the Box Station from U-Fuel, all at a significantly lower cost than any other comparable system."
Box systems can be easily trucked to an airport and installed within a few days, according to U-Fuel. They dispense one or two products, with tank capacities from 1,000-10,000 gallons.
U-Fuel Box systems could provide solutions for airports that need to upgrade antiquated or unsafe fuel systems, said Mike Webb, founder and president. "In other cases, they (airports) are preparing for a future which will include new, lead-free fuels for piston-engine aircraft. Self-service fueling lowers the cost of fuel storage and sales for any aviation fuel, including Jet-A, and its availability 24/7 is appreciated by all pilots."