FAQ

  • Q

    How large is Haneda Airport?

    A

    Haneda Airport is approximately 1,450ha. It is located in Ota-ku(ward) in the south of Tokyo. It occupies 1/3 of the ward.

  • Q

    What kind of business does San-Ai Oil do in Haneda Airport?

    A

    We store whole aviation fuel (Jet A-1) required in Haneda Airport under strict control.
    We also provide into-plane fuel operation using our hydrant system that is spread underground.

  • Q

    How many staffs are working in San-Ai Oil Haneda Airport?

    A

    About 180 staffs are working in our office.
    As we handle aviation fuel (Jet A-1) that requires extreme caution, we are keen on providing safer and more accurate operation.

  • Q

    Is Aviation Fuel same as gasoline for cars?

    A

    It is not. Since aviation fuel (Jet A-1) is a type of kerosene, it is more like the fuel used for oil stoves.

  • Q

    How much fuel in drum cans are loaded into the aircraft?

    A

    In case of Boeing-747, it loads maximum 200 kl, which is equivalent to 1,000 dram cans.

  • Q

    What colour is the aviation fuel?

    A

    Aviation fuel has no colour. The fuel in good quality is standarized as “Clear & Bright”.

  • Q

    From where the fuel is brought into the aircraft?

    A

    The fuel is brought into the fuel tank inside the wing by attaching the hose from fuel vehicle to the fuel filter opening equipped with the underwing.

  • Q

    Is the aircraft always fully loaded?

    A

    No. If the aircraft is fully loaded, the weight causes bad effect on fuel efficiency. Therefore, it only loads calculated necessary amount, considering various conditions such as flight distance, weather, buffer fuel and so on.

  • Q

    How large tanker can dock at the jetty?

    A

    The tanker, which total length is up to 107m with maximum loading capacity of 5,000 KL can dock in Haneda jetty. We receive one to three barges every day.

  • Q

    How is the underground of Haneda Airport like?

    A

    Approximately 40km fuel pipelines are spread through airport underground. Considering the weight of aircrafts, the pipelines are buried under 2.5m from the ground and protected with sand for cushion. They are also covered with 45cm thick of concrete in order to hold the strength and ensure safety.