DALLAS FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (DFW)
Allied Aviation History at DFW:
In 1969, the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth (DFW) desired to combine flight service to each city and the greater metropolitan area into one airport. In June of that year, 18,600 acres of farmland located near the Greater Southwest Airport was purchased, and construction started on the new Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). With construction nearing completion in 1973, the airport had developed brand new system to distribute fuel to the gate areas of the airport; an underground hydrant system, the first of its kind in the United States. This method of delivery eliminated the bulky fuel trucks in close vicinity of the aircraft and replaced it with a Hydrant Fuel Dispenser. The new equipment “pumps” the fuel from the underground system, assures quality control and dispenses the fuel into the aircraft.
DFW began official flight operations to the public in 1974 with 450 flights per day to 42 airlines.
Allied Aviation is responsible to assure that the fuel placed on each flight that that departs DFW must meet all safety, quality control, on time performance and environmental guidelines and regulations.
In 2004, additional storage was added to the airport to accommodate the growth to the airport. Allied provided oversight to the addition of several tanks that increased capacity by an additional 30%. DFW continues to grow as Allied now services over 30,000 flights per month for over 60 domestic and international airlines.