Pilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2404 times:
Quoting Oneworld1 (Thread starter): Am I right when I hear that there is a shortage of j1 in lhr due to fire last weekend? based aircraft are to tanker and non based may have to techstop enroute to/from lhr?
I Live a mile from the Depot... There was fears on Monday Night of a further explosion from another which apparently contained Kerosene...
We've just opened a nice new apron with widebody stands which are ready and waiting. However unless the fuel reserves at LHR become further depleted I imagine the vast majority of operators will cope. Where the whole situation will come unstuck is when LHR gets bad weather, as there certainly won't be enough fuel for aircraft to burn it off in holding patterns. So expect lots of diversions if this happens, hopefully to MAN!
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2137 times:
There was an article in Monday or Tuesday's Daily Mirror reporting 30% reduction in JetA-1 stocks at LHR following the weekend's explosion at Hemel Hempsted and as a result airlines were being asked to fill their tanks elsewhere.
The following restrictions were reported in pprune as being imposed by BP
Quote: The rationing is effective immediately, with exception for aircraft currently en route to LHR. The duration is undetermined sofar.
We confirm that 30% shortage of supply is applicable.
a 15% reduction for Long Haul home based carriers
a 36% reduction for Short Haul home based carriers
a 36% reduction for Long Haul visiting carriers
a 60% reduction for Short Haul visiting carriers
Long Haul is defined as longer than 5 hours.
Air BP is working with the other suppliers at LHR to seek alternative fuel supply to the airport.
So just like UK motorists have been panic buying at the garage pumps, the airlines might soon be panic buying at LHR.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."