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Volume 14,Issue 3 Autumn 2012

CNAF ready to pump fuel for the Beijing Olympics


2008 will be a historic year for China as it hosts the Olympics. The 29th Olympic Games and the 13th Paralympics will be held in Beijing, China in August and September, respectively. There are over 40 sports venues in Beijing, Hong Kong, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Tianjin and Qinhuangdao. All the airports in these cities will be the Olympics’ main airports, playing the major roles in air transportation during the Games. At the same time, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has also designated ten other airports as backups -- in Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Hohhot, Ji’nan, Hangzhou, Hefei, Nanjing, Changchun, Harbin and Dalian. The Olympics will be a great event for China and other nations, and it is our obligation to provide great service. To ensure our main goal of “Sufficient Resources, Straightway Transportation, Timely Services,” to implement the CAAC Special Plan for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, and to carry out the CAAC and China National Aviation Fuel (CNAF) guidance on the high-quality fueling services during the 2008 Olympics, CNAF Ltd., along with the Olympic Support Team, is well-prepared for the fueling services for the Olympics. Supporting Facilities 1. Adding more fuel trucks in the main and backup airports CNAF has added 22 refueling vehicles, including imported hydrant dispensers, and domestic hydrant dispensers, tank refuelers at the Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA), the hub of the Olympics, for securing fueling services during the Olympics. We also added another 30 refuelers at the other six main airports and 10 backup airports, according to their demands for the Olympics. All the equipment has been in position since April 2008. 2. Preparation Works and Overhaul Projects for the Olympics There are a total of 16 renovation and expansion projects that have passed industrial acceptance. These include fueling system expansion at the east BCIA, a pipeline fueling system at BCIA Terminal 3 ramp, the Beijing Urban Circle Pipeline Project, and the Tianjin Binhai International Airport Fueling System Expansion Project. Seven of the overhaul projects have been accomplished at BCIA, the other branches in North China. The total investment is about RMB 900 million. Fueling Demands Analysis To ensure the aviation fuel supply during the Olympics, CNAF has scientifically forecast and analyzed the fueling demands in each of the main and backup airports between April and October of 2008 for the direction of the fueling support. Overall Arrangement CNAF has prepared sufficiently for the resources, transportation, safety operations, and all kinds of emergency response drillings. With respect to resources: - Pay close attention to the sales and inventories at each airport, increase the inventories at the main and backup airports, and increase the number of days of fuel availability; - Fulfill the planned resources for the petroleum and petrochemicals to secure the well-balanced production and sufficient supplies of aviation oil at each refinery; - Acknowledge the oil storage situations in the neighborhood of each main and backup airport, and coordinate all kinds of oil resources to secure emergency oil supplies for the Olympics. With respect to transportation: - Stipulate the overall coordination and transportation plan for supporting the Olympics, and ensure the smooth operation of all forms of transportation; - Coordinate the departments of railway, water transportation, and pipeline to ensure that sufficient transportation capabilities, flexible transportation methods and transporting organization are in order; - Further improve the highway delivery emergency plan to ensure supplies at the small-scale main and back airports. With respect to safety: Set up a complete set of safe and operational emergency plans, which includes: -A self-control system and defective equipment oil supplies emergency response plan; -An oil supplies emergency response plan at a special climate; -An oil supplies emergency response plan at the time of abnormal oil quality; -An oil supplies emergency response plan at a time when a large number of airplanes doing emergency landings. Support for the charters during the Olympics To provide the appropriate fueling services to the charters during the Olympics, the CNAF will enhance its timely communications and connections with CAAC and related Olympics support units by designating COSMO ( and World Fuel Service ( to be the agents for all the charters during the Olympics.

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