Airlines in New Zealand Facing Jet Fuel Rations Due to Contamination

Jet fuel allocation cut down to 75% in wake of contaminated shipment; airlines looking for solutions to avoid cancelling flights during the busiest time of year for international travel.

Conidia Bioscience is a global supplier of immunoassay antibody fuel tests for microbial contamination in diesel and jet fuels. They have launched their microbiological contamination testing kits to support the development, and supply of fuel tests to the aviation, marine, and land diesel sectors.

In light of New Zealand’s recent jet fuel shortage and subsequent holiday flight cancellations during the busiest time, the company hopes its microbiological contamination testing kits can bring about change inside the airline sector.

With Conidia Bioscience’s 20 years of experience, they can support the creation, production, and supply of fuel tests for the land, sea, and aviation industries. In addition, to repair the issue at an affordable price and prevent further mechanical issues, microbiological contamination testing kits can identify fuel contamination early.

The company claims that its microbiological contamination testing kits are the go-to solution when certain species of bacteria, yeasts, and fungi survive, grow and negatively impact diesel fuel systems.

Regular testing can identify fuel contamination early, allowing for relatively cheap fuel treatment before more mechanical or operational issues arise.

As a result, airline companies can use microbiological contamination testing kits to identify problems that could result in flight cancellations, which would let thousands of passengers down.

According to Conidia, the advantages of using microbiological contamination testing kits include on-site testing, digitally recorded results, and ease of use.

For instance, the water and fuel hydrocarbons found in fuel systems can provide food for microbial species that can survive in the harsh environment of fuel systems. Even in environments with small amounts of water, microbes can survive. There are numerous methods for water to enter fuel systems. Condensation is frequently the main cause and can enter the fuel supply chain or tank at nearly any point.

Although it’s difficult to remove water, says the company, removing this water is a crucial component of treating diesel fuel pollution properly. In addition, airlines must constantly check and control the dangers of microbial contamination of diesel fuel since water is difficult to eliminate. Microbiological contamination testing kits enable organisations that use diesel fuel to check for diesel fuel contamination proactively.

According to an article discussing flight shortages in New Zealand due to fuel contamination, ‘airlines flying long-haul destinations would probably look to do a “tech stop” en route to refuel. However, that required regulatory approval, finding a landing slot and ground handling staff, and flying in new crew if the stop pushed crew onboard over the planned work hours. It also meant inconvenience to customers, who faced a long journey and a delayed arrival time, and extra costs for the airline that could not be recovered on tickets that had already been sold.’

According to Conidia Bioscience, microbiological contamination testing kits can prevent flight cancellations. This is because the kit’s results are available within 15 minutes and enable people to be aware of any problems before they happen.

On top of this, adenosine triphosphate, immunoassay, and colony-forming unit tests are the three primary types of diesel fuel microbial contamination testing that are available.

With two decades of experience, Conidia Bioscience’s tests detect microbiological contamination at the tank for middle distillate fuels using a fast, easy-to-use immunoassay antibody technology that gives results in minutes and comes with a digital platform, FUELSTAT® Result, to record the results in the field digitally.

More information about Conidia Bioscience can be found at https://conidia.com.

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