How large is Tan Son Nhat International Airport?
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (IATA: SGN, ICAO: VVTS) is approximately 800ha. It is located in 4 mi (6 km) north of the center (District 1) of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)…
What kind of business does TAPETCO do in Tan Son Nhat International Airport?
We store whole aviation fuel (Jet A-1) required in Tan Son Nhat International Airport under strict control. We also provide into-plane fuel operation using our hydrant system that is spread underground.
How many staffs are working in Tan Son Nhat International Airport?
About 120 staffs are working in our office. As we handle aviation fuel (Jet A-1) that requires extreme caution, we are keen on providing safer and more accurate operation.
Is Aviation Fuel same as gasoline for cars?
It is not. Since aviation fuel (Jet A-1) is a type of kerosene, it is more like the fuel used for oil stoves.
How much fuel in drum cans are loaded into the aircraft?
In case of Boeing-747, it loads maximum 200 kl, which is equivalent to 1,000 dram cans.
What colour is the aviation fuel?
Aviation fuel has no colour. The fuel in good quality is standarized as “Clear & Bright”.
From where the fuel is brought into the aircraft?
The fuel is brought into the fuel tank inside the wing by attaching the hose from fuel vehicle to the fuel filter opening equipped with the underwing.
Is the aircraft always fully loaded?
No. If the aircraft is fully loaded, the weight causes bad effect on fuel efficiency. Therefore, it only loads calculated necessary amount, considering various conditions such as flight distance, weather, buffer fuel and so on.
How is the underground of Tan Son Nhat International Airport like?
Approximately 2.5km fuel pipelines are spread through airport underground. Considering the weight of aircrafts, the pipelines are buried from the ground and protected with sand for cushion. They are also covered concrete in order to hold the strength and ensure safety