Through Vitol Aviation, Vivo Energy Uganda markets the aviation fuels Jet A1 and Avgas.
The aviation business in Uganda is dynamic and growing at a faster rate than in any other country in the East African region. Vivo Energy Uganda runs Solus (own) into plane fuelling activities and a joint venture storage and hydrant fixed facility. We are pleased to play a vital role in the growth of the industry as we provide high quality fuels, at very competitive rates.
Through the Vitol Group, we are able to draw upon vast experience gained in over four decades of trading experience. We audit our facilities regularly to ensure that standards are maintained at the highest levels. Because of this, we are the preferred fuel suppliers to several major airlines servicing Entebbe International Airport. Our current portfolio of customers includes British Airways, KLM, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Emirates, South African Airways, Turkish Airlines and the Ugandan Ministry of Defense, as well as many other non-scheduled international and local customers.
The aviation industry in Uganda is projected to grow as a result of a number of factors, such as the activity surrounding the recent discovery of crude oil, a renewed focus on growing tourism, and new opportunities for export of Uganda products to Europe and Asia. Vivo Energy looks forward to growing and expanding with Uganda’s Aviation industry as we continue to pursue our vision of creating the most respected business in Africa.
Our fuels, Jet A-1 and Avgas 100LL, are supplied at the highest quality, which we maintain and monitor at every stage - from acquisition, through our distribution chain, to our customers. We invest in fuelling equipment, storage and handling facilities, keeping them in-line with the latest aviation standards, managed by a highly trained team.
Today's kerosene jet fuels have been developed from the illuminating kerosene used in the early gas turbine engines. These engines needed a fuel with good combustion characteristics and a high energy content. The kerosene type fuels used in civil aviation nowadays are mainly Jet A-1. Jet A-1 kerosene fuel is suitable for most turbine-engined aircraft.
Avgas is used in small piston engine powered aircraft within the General Aviation community. Predominately activities such as private pilots, flight training, flying clubs and crop spraying. Piston engines operate using the same basic principles as spark ignition engines of cars, but they have a much higher performance requirement.
In today’s general aviation community there are only two main Avgas grades: 100 and 100LL.