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Airport acquires new fuel truck

Posted: Monday, Feb 25th, 2013


BUCKHANNON — From left to right: Richard Bennett, Upshur County Regional Airport line manager; James Eddy, Upshur County Regional Airport line service; Gene Myers, Upshur County Regional Airport line service; and Michael Barta, Aviator Fueline System, stand in front of the airport’s new jet fuel truck. The tanker can hold up to 3,000 gallons of fuel. The airport staff put the tanker into operation Thursday afternoon. See the full story on Page 3A.


BUCKHANNON — “If you are going to be an aggressive airport, you have to have fuel trucks,” said Richard (Dick) Bennett, airport manager at the Upshur County Regional Airport.

Bennett made those remarks as the Upshur County Regional Airport unveiled their new jet fuel truck to the public Thursday morning. The new tanker is a 1997 Ford F-800 that holds up to 3,000 gallons of jet fuel. The previous tanker, in service for almost 10 years, held just 1,000 gallons.

“Having this new tanker is going to be very convenient for us,” Bennett said. “We have jets here now that take up to 600 to 800 gallons of fuel.

For the complete article see the 02-22-2013 issue.

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