LONDON--(Marketwire - Dec 11, 2012) - Aurora Aviation has announced today the start
of its operations at Juba
International Airport, Republic of South Sudan through its subsidiary
Aviation Services Ltd.
Juba International Airport, serving the capital of the country, is one
international airports in the Republic of South Sudan. Juba Airport
international and local airlines, air cargo traffic, commercial
flights and private jets. It is also used by the South Sudanese
United Nations relief flights into the country. "This is a further step
growth of Aurora Aviation and demonstrates our commitment to
opportunities where we can deliver an enhanced service to our customers"
Mahmoud Dashash, President, Aurora Aviation Dubai Division.
In recent years the airport has been expanded and is currently
series of improvements. "The traffic is steadily increasing and the
the runway will bring in major airlines new to Juba airport. There
significant developments being made in the infrastructure of the
South Sudan. The country presents opportunities for international
such as ours, willing to invest in the South Sudanese economy" added Dr
Having recently acquired a jet fuel terminal at the airport, Aurora
will be an into-plane fuelling services provider and, subsequently,
become a ground handler at Juba International Airport.
"Aurora Aviation Services Ltd will then be able to provide the whole
ground handling services to commercial airlines, air medics, cargo
private jets - from passenger services, security and immigration to
services, flight planning, permits and maintenance as well as fuel
stated Mr Jackson Musewa, Head of Operations, Aurora Aviation Services
"Through our jet fuel terminal and modern fleet of refuellers, Aurora's
will supply aviation fuel to all types of aircraft in a timely,
Aurora's project in South Sudan further expands its network of
FBOs. "Aurora, as well as being a quality aviation services
significant investments in the aviation and supply infrastructure -
involvement in the 645 million litre Socar Aurora Fujairah
Fujairah International Airport FBO and the Juba jet fuel terminal we are
the asset base alongside our worldwide services" remarked Dr Dashash.
winning customers with our package of quality services and Aurora
expanding rapidly as a consequence".
Aurora Aviation SA is the aviation management service provider owned by
Progress SA. Aurora Progress SA is a privately owned, Swiss based company
the trade, supply, transport and storage of refined petroleum products
core activities. Building on its trading history, Aurora has
invested in oil logistic infrastructure, notably the 645,000 m3
Fujairah Terminal. Today the Group's Aviation arm, Aurora Aviation is a
growing company focused on delivering a one stop shop for aviation
the physical supply of aviation fuels. Aurora Aviation is currently
operations at a number of locations worldwide and earlier this year
becoming the Fixed Base Operator at Fujairah International Airport.
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