CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CHS)
Allied Aviation History at CHS:
The Charleston County Aviation Authority awarded Allied Aviation the contract to provide fueling services, including tank farm management and into-plane services at Charleston International Airport (CHS) effective August 1, 2011. The contract term is for five (5) years. The operation fits well into the Allied Aviation portfolio of locations as it strengthens our presence in the southeastern United States.
Charleston International Airport is the 25th in Allied Aviation’s global network of airports. At Charleston, Allied Aviation is responsible for the management of 756,000 gallons of jet fuel storage as well as providing into-plane fueling operations for over 70 departures a day.
In addition to our contract with the Charleston County Aviation Authority, Allied will be providing jet fuel storage and quality control for Boeing Aerospace in conjunction with the production of the new 787 Dreamliner. Allied Aviation will have a crucial role in providing these services to Boeing as Charleston will be the main production facility for the 787. Many special requirements are required in the handling of the jet fuel that will be used for the testing and airworthiness of the new aircraft before they are delivered to their customers.
Allied Aviation is also providing into-plane fueling services for Atlas Air who operates the Dreamlifter. The Dreamlifter is a wide-body cargo aircraft and the world's longest cargo loader. Essentially the aircraft is a modified 747 that was converted into an outsize configuration in order to ferry sub-assemblies from Japan and Italy to Charleston.
Charleston International Airport (CHS) is a joint civil-military airport located in the city of North Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina. The airport serves the needs of the entire South Carolina Lowcountry. The airport has two runways and is operated under a joint-use agreement with Charleston Air Force Base. The Charleston International Airport is quickly becoming a principal transportation hub for the southeastern United States and a gateway to international travel.