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Category: General
Posted by: EPIC Admin2

SkyNRG, CAO and EPIC Fuels supply Singapore Airlines to operate its first sustainable biofuel flight Singapore, May 3, 2017 – On Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) 70th anniversary, the carrier operated its first flight on sustainable biofuel. The morning flight departed from San Francisco Airport on May 1st and arrived in Singapore the next day. SIA partnered with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to enable this initiative of 12 biofuel flights with an Airbus A350-900s, the airlines’ newest fuel-efficient aircraft. Over a three-month period, flight SQ31 will be powered by a blend of sustainable biofuel and conventional jet fuel. The fuel is produced by AltAir Fuels from used cooking oil and supplied by SkyNRG in close cooperation with North American Fuel Corporation (NAFCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Ltd (CAO), and EPIC Fuels. The flights are aimed to raise awareness for biofuels in Singapore and provide experience on the logistics and performance of biofuel to industry stakeholders. In the long run, the parties hope to push for the adoption of regular sustainable aviation biofuel usage in the country.

“Singapore Airlines’ fleet is already among the most modern and fuel-efficient in the world. We now want to push ourselves further and are embarking on this initiative to help promote the use of sustainable biofuel in an operationally and commercially viable manner. This is in line with our long-term commitment to further reduce carbon emissions while improving the efficiency of our operations. This initiative is especially memorable as our first biofuel flight departed from San Francisco on 1 May, when Singapore Airlines celebrated its 70th anniversary,” said SIA’s CEO, Mr Goh Choon Phong.


“Following our longstanding relationship with Singapore Airlines (SIA), we’re excited to see that they’re now taking off with their first sustainable flights. We’re proud to work together on this great initiative with our partners CAO, Epic Fuels and AltAir and look forward to further build our joint expertise. For the long term, we’re committed to work together with SIA to develop a regional supply chain for sustainable aviation fuel in Singapore,” says Maarten van Dijk, CEO SkyNRG.
“We are delighted to participate in Singapore Airlines’ first biofuel flight. CAO’s key strategic objective is to become a niche player in future sustainable transportation fuels. This first biofuel transaction marks CAO Group’s maiden contribution to a sustainable and healthy aviation future, further validating our commitment to a sustainable and healthy environment in the global aviation arena,” said Mr Meng Fanqiu, CEO of CAO.


“We’ve provided expertise in blending and fuel quality testing in multiple demonstration flights with both airframe manufacturers and airlines over the last several years. We are proud to work with leaders in the industry, such as Singapore Airlines, AltAir Fuels, CAO and SkyNRG, in identifying and fast tracking technologies that can improve the environmental performance of aviation fuels,” said Kai Sorenson, Director of Commercial Sales for EPIC Fuels. “We applaud Singapore Airlines and this significant accomplishment.”


"AltAir Fuels is honored to participate in Singapore Airlines' 70th anniversary by producing the fuel for its inaugural biofuel flight." AltAir President Bryan Sherbacow added: "As the world's first renewable jet refinery, AltAir congratulates SIA in its sustainability leadership and helping raise awareness of low carbon aviation fuel."


About SkyNRG
SkyNRG is the global market leader for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), having supplied over 25 airlines worldwide. SkyNRG sources, blends and distributes SAF, guarantees sustainability throughout the supply chain and helps to co-fund the premium. At the same time, SkyNRG focuses on developing regional supply chains that offer a real sustainable and affordable alternative to fossil fuels. SkyNRG has its operations RSB certified and is structurally advised by an independent Sustainability Board in which the WWF International, Solidaridad, European Climate Foundation and the Energy Academy Europe hold a seat. www.skynrg.com


About China Aviation Oil (CAO)
CAO is the largest physical jet fuel trader in the Asia Pacific region and the sole supplier of imported jet fuel to the civil aviation industry of the PRC. CAO and its wholly owned subsidiaries – China Aviation Oil (Hong Kong) Company Limited and North American Fuel Corporation supply jet fuel to airports outside the PRC, including Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the Middle East. The Company and its wholly owned trading subsidiary, China Aviation Oil (Europe) Limited also engage in international trading of jet fuel and other oil products. The CAO Group owns investments in various strategic oil-related businesses, which include Shanghai Pudong International Airport Aviation Fuel Supply Company Ltd, China National Aviation Fuel TSN-PEK Pipeline Transportation Corporation Ltd, Oilhub Korea Yeosu Co., Ltd, Xinyuan Petrochemicals Co., Ltd and CNAF Hong Kong Refuelling Limited. Asubsidiary of China National Aviation Fuel Group Corporation, CAO is listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.


Contact: SkyNRG Media Relations, tel. +31 20 470 70 20, mediarelations@skynrg.com,
Rapenburgerstraat 109 II – 1011 VL Amsterdam – The Netherlands – www.skynrg.com
subsidiary of China National Aviation Fuel Group Corporation, CAO is listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.


About EPIC Fuels
EPIC Fuels is a global supplier of fuels and services to FBOs, commercial airlines, airports, ground fueling operators, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other government agencies around the world. Our largest customers include Fortune 500 flight departments, top-tier FBOs, major airlines, charter and cargo operators as well as all branches of the U.S. military. In addition, we offer the EPIC Card, an aviation fuel card for retail or contract fuel purchases and ancillary services. The EPIC Card is accepted both in and out of network, at over 8000 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit us online at www.EPICFuels.com..


About AltAir Fuels
AltAir Fuels is a refiner of environmentally sustainable feedstocks for the production of low carbon jet, diesel and gasoline. AltAir’s products meet the same industry certification as the petroleum-based products they replace while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70%. Located in Paramount, California, AltAir’s facility is the world’s first renewable fuels refinery with integrated jet fuel production. AltAir is currently undergoing RSB certification. www.altairfuels.com.

 

 

Category: General
Posted by: EPIC Admin2

EPIC Fuels to Showcase Extensive Experience and Capabilities
at DLA Energy Worldwide Energy Conference

A team of experts from the trusted supplier of aviation and ground fuels will be available to share EPIC’s range of fuel products, fueling technologies, and services, as well as the best practices in fuel handling

Irving, TX, April 5, 2017 –  EPIC Fuels, a long-time supplier to the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other government agencies around the world, will demonstrate the company’s extensive fuel supply and logistics capabilities to military and government agency stakeholders attending the 2017 DLA Energy Worldwide Energy Conference in National Harbor, MD, April 10-12.

EPIC’s experience in serving the DLA includes contracting, distributing, transporting and providing inventory control of bulk fuels, including commercial and military specification jet and distillate fuels as well as fuel additives.   In addition, the company has extensive experience in the direct delivery of fuels including worldwide acquisition and management of ground fuels, Jet fuels, and Avgas for into-plane as well as retail integration with fixed-base operators (FBOs).

Experts from EPIC Fuels on hand at the conference will include Steve Kephart, Vice President - Governmental Fueling and Logistics; Lee Jones, Vice President Supply and Logistics; John Lindner, Risk Operations Manager – Risk Management; and Leigh Williams, Commercial Accounts Manager – Commercial Operations. Together, this highly qualified group boasts more than 140 years of combined experience in the aviation, fueling and energy sectors.

Also on hand will be representatives from EPIC’s sister company QTPod, the industry leader in manufacturing self-serve fueling terminals for the aviation, marine and fleet industries for over 30 years.  QTPod recently unveiled the M-4000, the next generation of self-serve fueling terminals and will be available to demonstrate the benefits of the new unit.

The M-4000 offers many new features and enhancements previously not available on any aviation self-serve fueling terminal. Multiple options for payment processing communications, including cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet, web-based software management application, a new and substantially improved user interface and the ability to control up to eight pumps are just of few of the new features on the M-4000.

Over 2,100 are expected to attend the conference to learn about the latest developments in fuel products, technologies and services as well as the best practices from the leaders in the energy field.  EPIC Fuels exhibit will be in space 302, near the main entrance of the Gaylord National Hotel Convention Center facility.

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About EPIC

EPIC Fuels is a global supplier of fuels and services to FBOs, commercial airlines, airports, ground fueling operators, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other government agencies around the world.  Our largest customers include Fortune 500 flight departments, top-tier FBOs, major airlines, charter and cargo operators as well as all branches of the U.S. military.  In addition, we offer the EPIC Card, an aviation fuel card for retail or contract fuel purchases and ancillary services. The EPIC Card is accepted both in and out of network, at over 8000 locations worldwide.  For more information, please visit us online at www.EPICFuels.com.

Category: General
Posted by: EPIC Admin2

EPIC Card Acceptance Network Continues to Grow

Eight new locations added to the network, including six in Hawaii at Air Service Hawaii, the only locally owned, locally managed FBO Network in Hawaii

Irving, TX, March 22, 2017 – Adding to a growing list of global acceptance locations, EPIC Fuels is pleased to announce eight new premier locations that now accept the EPIC Card.  Among the latest additions are Air Service Hawaii’s six FBO locations on five islands, and two new locations in Louisiana. 

Air Service Hawaii – six locations on five islands

Known as Hawaii’s friendliest FBO since 1948, all six Air Service Hawaii locations now accept the EPIC Card for fuel and ancillary services.  Well-known for its outstanding and comprehensive service, the FBO chain is the only locally owned and managed FBO network.  Air Service Hawaii has operations at Hilo International Airport– PHTO / ITO; Honolulu International Airport – PHNL / HNL; Kahului International Airport – PHOG / OGG; Kona International Airport – PHKO / KOA; Lanai City Airport – PHNY / LNY; and Lihue International Airport – PHLI / LIH.  To book a reservation for your next flight, call (800) 821-3122 or visit online at airservicehawaii.com

In addition to Air Service Hawaii, EPIC has added three more locations to the growing EPIC Card Network of acceptance locations including these FBOs in Texas and Louisiana:

GAO FBO - South Lafourche Leonard J. Miller, Jr. Airport in Galliano, LA. (KGAO)

The South Lafourche Airport provides service near Port Fourchon and the Gulf of Mexico. The 6,500-foot runway at GAO can accommodate large business jets and the FBO offers a full range of aviation services.  Both Jet A and 100LL are available in full and self-serve options.  Contact GAO at 985-475-6701 or visit their website at gaofbo.com

Tubreaux Aviation - Shreveport Downtown Airport, Shreveport, LA (KDTN)

Known for excellent service and pricing on Jet-A, Tubreaux offers both self-serve and full-serve 100LL and Jet-A.  This FBO is a great option for visiting downtown Shreveport or for a quick fuel stop in the South. Tubreaux also has an active flight school with new aircraft, a Part 135 certificate, and a full-service maintenance shop across the field.  Make your reservation by calling 318-510-4330 or visiting Tubreaux online at tubreauxaviation.com

About EPIC

EPIC Fuels is a global supplier of fuels and services to FBOs, commercial airlines, airports, ground fueling operators, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other government agencies around the world.  Our largest customers include Fortune 500 flight departments, top-tier FBOs, major airlines, charter and cargo operators as well as all branches of the U.S. military.  In addition, we offer the EPIC Card, an aviation fuel card for retail or contract fuel purchases and ancillary services. The EPIC Card is accepted both in and out of network, at over 8000 locations worldwide.  For more information, please visit us online at www.EPICFuels.com.

 

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Category: General
Posted by: EPIC Admin2

EPIC FUELS TEAM AT NBAA REGIONAL FORUM IN FORT WORTH

Irving, TX, March 13, 2017 – EPIC Fuels will take part in the National Business Aviation Association’s Regional Forum in Fort Worth, TX on March 23, 2017, to showcase the company’s FBO networks, fuel products and services and new card offerings.

Representatives from the EPIC team will include Mike Jackson, Southwest Regional Sales Manager; Tim Vallowe, National Card Sales Program Manager; Ramon Hudson, Inside Sales; and Nockamury Coleman, Client Services.

Together, this highly qualified group is well-educated across all of EPIC Fuels’ systems and solutions, from fuel delivery, payment cards and marketing needs to EPIC’s expansive network, including EPIC Fuels branded and UVair FBO Network locations.

EPIC is a proud supporter of NBAA and long-time participant in the association’s conferences and regional forums.  These events are excellent opportunities to bring current and prospective business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and other industry personnel together for a one-day event at some of the best airports and FBOs in the nation.  

More than 1,200 attendees are expected to attend the one-day event held at Fort Worth’s Meacham Airport (FTW), which will feature 120-plus exhibits and static displays of aircraft.  Meet representatives from the EPIC Fuels team at the company’s exhibit in booth #601.

About EPIC

EPIC Fuels is a global supplier of fuels and services to FBOs, commercial airlines, airports, ground fueling operators, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other government agencies around the world.  Our largest customers include Fortune 500 flight departments, top-tier FBOs, major airlines, charter and cargo operators as well as all branches of the U.S. military.  In addition, we offer the EPIC Card, an aviation fuel card for retail or contract fuel purchases and ancillary services. The EPIC Card is accepted both in and out of network, at over 8000 locations worldwide.  For more information, please visit us online at www.EPICFuels.com.

 

 

 

Category: General
Posted by: EPIC Admin2

New Signature Flight Support Multi Service Aviation Co-Branded Aviation Card to Launch at NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference with Special Promotion

Bonus Signature TailWins® Rewards Points plus chance for new applicants to win a free registration for the 2018 Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference

Fort Worth, TX – February 7, 2017 – EPIC Fuels and Signature Flight Support, a BBA Aviation company, are proud to announce the official launch of the new Signature Flight Support Multi Service Aviation co-branded aviation card with two special promotions for new cardholders. 

To celebrate the launch of the new card, Signature will award a special bonus of 5,000 Signature TailWins® Rewards points after the cardholder completes five (5) transactions on the new card at participating Signature locations from February 7, 2017 through October 31, 2017.  Double Signature TailWins® points can be earned with every Signature Aviation Card purchase within the SFS network and may be combined with other Signature TailWins® promotions to earn even more points.  Customers who use the card outside of the Signature Flight Support network earn one point per gallon for fuel purchases only.  Signature TailWins® points can be redeemed for cash cards or brand-name gift cards. 

In addition to the bonus Signature TailWins® points, all applications received between February 7 and March 30, 2017, will be entered into a drawing for a free registration to the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in Long Beach, California in 2018.   Entries are limited to one per company and subject to additional terms and conditions. 

The new Signature Flight Support Aviation Card is the one-card solution with features to serve business aviation needs.  The new card will be accepted at more than 8,000 locations worldwide, including all Signature facilities in the U.S. and Canada, as well as at all EPIC and UVair FBO Network branded locations.  The card can be tailored to aviation department requirements, including assigning cards to tail numbers and/or pilots online, and requires no fuel releases in the U.S. 

“We’re excited to provide our customers with a convenient, flexible, aviation-focused payment method, that meets their needs,” said Maria A. Sastre, Signature Flight Support President and Chief Operating Officer.  “Our goal is to ensure that every aspect of the customer experience, including payments, is streamlined for flight departments and pilots to optimize their productivity.  Our partnership with EPIC in issuing the new card will further our mission of offering leading edge solutions for our business and general aviation customers across our global network,” Sastre added.  

“The launch of the new card provides the FBO networks of EPIC and Signature, which when combined touch more than 87 percent of all departures out of the top 50 airports in North America, with a robust aviation fuel card to better serve their respective customers,” said Kevin Cox, President of EPIC Fuels.  “In addition, the new Signature card, with its expanded acceptance network and improved terms and credit lines for applicants from EPIC, will provide Signature customers with greater convenience and ease of use when purchasing aviation fuel and ancillary services around the globe,” said Cox. 

As part of this agreement between EPIC and Signature, EPIC Cards will now be accepted at all Signature locations, including 53 of the top 100 General Aviation airports in North America. 

New cards will be sent to existing cardholders beginning in first quarter of 2017.  Applications for the new cards will be available from any Signature FBO and at the Signature Flight Support booth at Schedulers & Dispatchers conference in Fort Worth, TX, or apply online at www.signatureflight.com/programs/aviation-card

Terms and conditions for the S&D 2018 registration drawing and double rewards points are available online at EPICFuels.com or Signatureflight.com

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EPIC Fuels is a global supplier of fuels and services to FBOs, commercial airlines, airports, ground fueling operators, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and other government agencies around the world.  Our largest customers include Fortune 500 flight departments, top-tier FBOs, major airlines, charter and cargo operators as well as all branches of the U.S. military.  In addition, we offer the EPIC Card, an aviation fuel card for retail or contract fuel purchases and ancillary services.  The EPIC Card is accepted both in and out of network, at over 8,000 locations worldwide.  For more information, please visit us online at www.EPICFuels.com or visit us on FaceBook @EPICFuels

Signature Flight Support, a BBA Aviation plc company, is the world’s largest fixed-base operation (FBO) and distribution network for business aviation services. Signature services include fueling, hangar and office rentals, ground handling, maintenance and a wide range of crew and passenger amenities at strategic domestic and international locations. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Signature currently operates at more than 200 locations in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. For more information, please visit: www.signatureflight.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/signatureflightsupport. Follow Signature Flight Support on Twitter: SignatureFBO

Media Contacts:

Ryan Mikolasik – EPIC Fuels: rmikolasik@epicfuels.com / +1 469.291.8612

Patrick Sniffen – Signature Flight Support: patrick.sniffen@signatureflight.com  / +1 407.206.5212 or +1 321 276 7232