Lewis Tankers flying high

Lewis Tankers has won a new contract with Q8Aviation to handle deliveries of aviation fuel to Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter airports from Hallen PSD, near Avonmouth.

The operation which will run over 363 days of the year will see Lewis Tankers delivering an estimated 115 million litres of fuel annually, utilising a team of up to ten drivers and three dedicated aviation fuel tankers.

The Yorkshire-based tanker operator already has contracts with Q8Aviation to deliver aviation fuel to Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford airports from Misterton PSD, near Doncaster, and to Blackpool airport from Backford PSD, near Chester.

The contract extends Lewis Tankers’ operations into the south west and has prompted the company to set up a small operating base in Avonmouth, with plans to develop its presence in the region.

Stewart MacDonald, Lewis Tankers’ managing director, said: “We’ve been working with Q8Aviation in the north of England for three years and are delighted that our performance has earned us this opportunity to demonstrate our abilities in the south west. This contract broadens our coverage of the UK and provides us with a platform for growing the business in the region.”