Jet Fuel

Our Jet Fuel Facilities are a vital asset in the daily operations of the airport.

In 2019, Sydney Airport hosted an average of 950 aircraft movements per day, with an average daily jet fuel demand of approximately 10 million litres.

Our facilities

Our Jet Fuel Facilities include;

  • 5 storage tanks with a maximum capacity of 29 megalitres of aviation fuel
  • 11 hydrant pumps, used to pressurise the hydrant lines, with a capacity of 45,000 litres per minute at 1,000 kPa
  • Approximately 11 kilometres of underground pipelines (the reticulation hydrant network) connecting the storage tanks to the international and domestic terminals
  • 170 hydrant points at the aprons of the international and domestic terminal aircraft bays

Operations and maintenance

We have appointed Skytanking, a global leader in aviation fuelling services, to operate and maintain the Facilities from 1 October 2020.

Skytanking has extensive global experience managing jet fuel facilities and currently operates at 83 airports across 14 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America. Skytanking’s global expertise, independence from fuel supply and its demonstrated capability for aviation fuelling services making it the preferred partner for SYD.

Jet Fuel Supplier

If your business shares our commitment to responsible business through ethical, safety and environment standards, and is focused on eliminating sustainability risks, we'd love to hear from you.

Find out more about our Qualifying Criteria and application process here.