On May 11th, 2017, the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) organized via Athens Airport Company, a guided Airport
Site Tour including a short visit to OFC facilities, being the centralized infrastructure for airport refueling.
A group of 55 postgraduate students were guided through the facility and were briefed on OFC operations by OFC Operations Manager.
As per the cover letter signed by JIG’s Technical Manager:
“Following the recent JIG inspection at OFC, the inspector recommended the award of a Certificate of Excellence for 2016. Based on historic JIG inspection records, OFC has merited an Excellent status every year since the introduction of the scheme which is a world-record.”
Moreover, JIG has extended congratulations to all at OFC “for sustaining an exceptional performance and a high level of operations in the receipt of aviation Jet fuel from the pipeline, storage at the airport depot and hydrant system over a long term.”
In April 2016, OFC successfully hosted the 2nd “Training to Inspect to JIG Standards” Course in Athens, organized by JIG for Members only.
The aim of the course is to help JIG Members personnel to inspect airport operations to JIG Standards. This course, ‘Training to Inspect to JIG Standards’, has been developed for experienced Aviation Fuels Supervisors and/or Inspectors who wish to enhance their skills in this vital area. The course has been developed by JIG and its Operations Committee, and external consultants who have vast experience of inspecting operations globally.
On March 29 2016, the Annual Emergency Fire Exercise took place at OFC with the participation of all responding parties i.e. Athens International Airport (AIA), AIA Fire Department, HCAA, AIA
Police Department, and AIA EKAV as per the detailed scenario that was jointly elaborated by the above mentioned bodies and was written by AIA. The exercise was also attended by the airport
community representatives and state authorities.
This year's exercise scenario involved explosio followed by fire ignition of Fuel Tank No. 3 (with fuel leakage in the Tanks basin) during JET A-1 delivery via Pipeline and the injury of one OFC employee in the perimeter of Tanks 1 and 3. At the end of the exercise...
For a 8th consecutive year, OFC has merited an 'excellence' status which no other JIG Joint Venture has achieved.'
On November 2015 and for 8 years in a row, the Certificate of Excellence was awarded to OFC by JIG with the following note, describing the Company's performance:
“Following the recent JIG International Inspection at OFC the JIG Inspector recommended the award of a `certificate of excellence’. This Certificate of Excellence is one of a very few awarded each year in recognition of the efforts of all concerned in achieving this high standard of operation”.
JIG (Joint Inspection Group) consists of the major International Oil Companies (BP, Chevron, ENI, Exxon Mobil, Kuwait Petroleum, Shell,...
The bi-annual IATA Aviation Fuel Forum is the premier industry meeting for the world's aviation fuel community. The Forum is a unique platform allowing airline representatives, fuel suppliers and IATA Strategic Partners to discuss the industry's priorities and agree on actions to enhance efficiency and productivity.Participating in this important event provides industry professionals with key opportunities to contribute towards shaping the future of aviation fuel.All sessions aim for optimal interactivity through an audience response system, facilitated open debate and round table discussions.
OFC actively participated in the 3-day Conference with its delegates, Mr. N.Kontaxis - CEO and...
OFC hosted this year’s IFQP Seminar from May 12 to May 15 with the participation of 14 members of the aviation community including Air Berlin, Air Lingus, Air France, All Nippon Airways, Cabo Verde Airlines, Emirates Airlines, FEDEX, REPSOL, Saudia Airlines, Tarom and Omni Air Int’l.
This seminar’s distinguished lecturers were Mr. Peter Westphal of Lufthansa supported by Mrs. Eva Maschler of Austrian Airlines, who co-operated closely with OFC’s specialized team to provide a training programme comprising both theoretical and practical sessions and meeting the high standards of IATA Trainings. Topics addressed included fuel quality controls, safety fuelling procedures maintenance of fuelling...
Students of the Vocational Schools of Dafni and Galatsi visited OFC on March 26 and April 29, 2015 respectively on scheduled educational field trips. The students of the Electronics and Electrical Engineers departments were escorted by their professors, were guided through OFC facility by specialized personnel. Their curriculum includes among other, the study of automation systems, PLCs, electrical motors and internal electrical installations.
The visits were most fruitful and stimulating as they aid students' professional orientation and at the same time support the curriculum content.
This year's IFQP Seminar was hosted at OFC's Training Center from October 14 to 17, 2014 with the participation of 14 members of the international aviation community and more specifically: American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Air Serbia, Brussels Airlines, DELTA Airlines, DHL, Emirates, European Air Transport (EAT), HOP! Britair, Saudia Airlines, United and UPS.
The Trainers, Mr. Bert de Koning of KLM and Mr. Seth Dillon of Delta Airlines, co-operated closely with OFC's specialized team of trainers to provide a most complete training programme comprising both theoretical and practical sessions, such as fuel quality controls, safety fuelling procedures, maintenance of fuelling facilities and...
The First JIG Training Course – A Greek Classic
JIG launched their first “Training to Inspect to JIG Standards” course for JIG members last week at the OFC training facility in Athens, Greece. The temperature was hot as was the quality of the participants, who came from all over the world including Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Senegal, to name but a few.
The course covered the odyssey of an Inspection from preparation to report writing, with an equal mix of classroom work and practical sessions on the elements of an inspection to JIG Standards.
A special mention to the hosts at OFC, particularly Nikos Kontaxis (Chief Executive Officer), Kyriakos Gennadis (Operations Manager) and...
OfCAviation Fuel Services S.A. provided a 4-day Aviation Fuel Training course on June 10 - 13, 2014 to Airlines and Fueling Companies representatives. The training focused on Aviation Fuel Quality and Testing, Operations and Maintenance, both theory (classroom) and practical (Fuel Farm, Hydrant and Apron) sessions.
We look forward to welcoming more trainings at OFC's Training Center.
Should you require more information on scheduled trainings or would like to plan a tailor-made training programme on Aviation Fuel, please contact us at or 0030 210 35 41 100.
In May 2014, OFC - represented by Mr. Nikos Kontaxis (CEO) and Mr. Kyriakos Gennadis (Operations Manager) participated in the IATA Fuel Forum which took place in Dublin, Ireland. During the 3day Conference, OFC presented to the members of the international aviation community, the original Aviation Fuel Shortage Contingency Plan for Athens International Airport, which is in effect and which has been prepared and signed amongst the Athens Airport Company, the 2 Attica Refineries, the Fuel Suppliers and OFC.
On March 5 2014, the Annual Emergency Fire Exercise took place at OFC with the participation of all responding parties i.e. Athens International Airport (AIA), AIA Fire Department, HCAA, AIA Police Depertment, and AIA EKAV as per the detailed scenario that was jointly elaborated by the above mentioned bodies and was written by AIA. The exercise was also attended by the airport community representatives, the state authorities as well as by officials of the fuel companies and the oil refineries.
This year’s exercise scenario involved ignition and explosion of fuel Tank No 2 (with fuel leakage in the Tanks) during JET A-1 delivery via Pipeline and the injury of 1 OFC employee.
At the end of...
In February 2014, OFC organized a 2-weekly Aviation Fuelling Training Workshop for 5 aircraft Quality Control Engineers of IRAQI Airways Company.
The Training addressed all topics related to Aviation Fuel Handling, Testing , Operations and HSSE issues.
Main topics of the Training were: Fuel specifications, Contamination Sources and detection, fuel receipt-starage-distribution in a Hydrant System, Into-Plane refuelling, fixed and mobile equipment Maintenance, Static, Fire safety, Environmental Protection and Records.
It included both theoretical and practical (hands-on) sessions, such as execution of all types of fuel quality control checks/tests, contamination detection, microbiological...
In April 2013, the IFQP seminar was hosted at our Training Center , with the participation of 17 members of the international aviation community . The seminar brought together staff from the Athens International Airport , Myanmar Petroleum Product Enterprises, Air Canada, Onur Air, South African CAA, TACV and Jet2.com
This year’s Trainers , Mr. Raphael Tscharland of Swiss and Mr. Kevin Flick of UPS, along with the specialized OFC team of trainers, have guided the trainees through an extensive training course, consisting of both theoretical and practical sessions based on fuel quality controls, safety fuelling procedures, maintenance of fuelling facilities and familiarization with the...
In March 2013 , OFC hosted a field trip of the Galatsi 1st EPAL (vocational school). 23 students accompanied by 4 members of the faculty visited OFC premises. The group is attending the program of the Electronics and Electrical Engineers and among others their curriculum includes the study of automation systems, systems of data collection and control and motor function and control. The field trip was particularly satisfactory as visits to highly skilled workplaces presenting modern technology complements and supports the curriculum content and helps students in their professional orientation.
On March 12 2013, the annual Fire Exercise took place at OFC premises. This year’s exercise theme was “Fire at Tank No 4 with 1 injured person” and the participants were AIA Fire Department, HCAA, AIA, AIA Police Depertment, and AIA EKAV as per the detailed scenario that was jointly elaborated by the above mentioned bodies and was written by AIA.
The exercise Scenario included an explosion followed by fire at Tank No 4 upon JET-A1 pipeline and simultaneous presence of an injured person as a result of the explosion in the tank farm leakage concentration basin.
A number of observers participated in the Exercise, at the end of which there was a short valuation discussion and the overall...
The IATA Aviation Fuel Forum is the premier industry meeting for the world’s aviation fuel community. Being an IATA Strategic Partner, OFC participated in the event which took place in Bangkok, Thailand in November 6 – 8 2012. On November 6, OFC Operations Manager, Mr. Kyriakos Gennadis made a presentation on “Traceability Scenarios in Direct Deliveries from Refinery to Airport” during the Technical Session of the programme. Among others, the presentation addressed topics such as delivery Quality Control Requirements based on JIG and endorsed by IATA, Control Tests at various stages and the significance of Contingency Planning.
OFC, since 2006, has been hosting the IATA Fuel Quality Pool (IFQP) Airfield Inspector Training (Basic and Refresher courses) in its facilities located at Athens International Airport.
In 2012, from April 23 to April 26, the IFQP course took place in our new Training Center, with the participation of 20 members of the international aviation community. The Trainers, Mr. Peter Westhphal of Lufthansa and Mr. Seth Dillon of Delta Airlines, together with the specialized OFC Team, have guided the trainees through an extensive training course, consisting of both theoretical and practical sessions based on fuel quality controls, safety fuelling procedures, maintenance of fuelling facilities and...
Following the recent JIG international inspection at OFC's facilities the JIG Inspector assessed the overall standard as 'excellent'.
According to Jig only locations with a very high standard of operation are rated as 'excellent', the majority of joint ventures being assessed as either 'good' or 'satisfactory'.
The Inspector, Mr. Kenneth Sjödahl – Shell Aviation wrote:
'The operation of the OFC facility is considered Excellent.
Staff met during the visit were all well trained and demonstrated commitment to HSE (Health, Safety and the Environment), and performed all checks & tests witnessed with no deviation from laid down procedures. All samples taken were clear & bright, free from solid...
Who We Are:
OFC Aviation Fuel Services SA, has been awarded by the Athens International Airport (AIA) Company, in 1998, for the design, financing, construction and operation of the receiving, storage and distribution via Hydrant Refueling System of aviation fuel facilities for a concession period of 23 years.