Gulf Aviation fuels Cheltenham Gold rush

Gulf Aviation fuel tankers provided refuelling services at last month’s Cheltenham Festival
In partnership with Helicopter & Aviation Services, Gulf Aviation added another prestigious event to its portfolio when it offered refuelling facilities to visitors at last month’s Cheltenham Festival.
Good weather and the prospect of seeing the retiring champion jockey Tony McCoy brought royalty and the rich and famous. Normally there are up to 650 helicopter landings at the course during the meeting making it the busiest temporary airfield anywhere in the country – including the British Grand Prix.
Gulf Aviation has been supplying the UK aviation market for six years and is headed up by Alex Murphy. Within the last year the company has supplied refuelling facilities to other high profile customers: a major international sporting event and Cardiff Heliport; the base for the emergency services watching over the NATO summit.
Commenting on the company’s latest contract win, Alex said: “Since Gulf Aviation’s inception in 2009, the company has been going from strength to strength, servicing smaller private and business airfields, flying clubs as well as regional airports and supplying direct to airlines.
“This latest contract with Helicopter & Aviation Services to provide fuel for such a prestigious event allows us to showcase the benefits of working with a supplier with extensive experience of the aviation industry.
“We appreciate that fuel uplifts can be unpredictable and affected by weather conditions, which is why we carry out thorough risk assessments on-site and strive to be on hand at all times, supplying additional fuel to Helicopter & Aviation Services when they needed it.”
The now famous Cheltenham Gold Cup was created in 1924, since when it has continued to gain prominence within the racing calendar and is now widely recognised as one of the UK’s premier sporting events, alongside Wimbledon, the British Open and the British Grand Prix.