Shell celebrates 60 years servicing Tamworth Airport

ON THE JOB: Shell has been refuelling Qantas planes in Tamworth since the airline started servicing the region. Photo: Contributed

ON THE JOB: Shell has been refuelling Qantas planes in Tamworth since the airline started servicing the region. Photo: Contributed

SHELL has celebrated a 60-year partnership with Tamworth Regional Airport.

Shell Aviation began refuelling operations in Tamworth in 1947, with East West Airlines as the Shell Agents at the old Taminda Aerodrome. 

The operations then moved to Tamworth’s New airport in 1956.

The facility is the longest continuous business still operating at the airport. 

Current Shell agents, David and Sharon Roberts, of Northwest Aviation Fuels, have been servicing Tamworth’s aviation customers for the past 16 years.

While the Shell depot operates during business hour, the team offers around-the-clock support for medical and emergency operations. 

“Shell Aviation also has a very proud and long relationship with all the major regular passenger transport providers at Tamworth, especially Qantaslink, who we have been supplying since they started flying here many years ago,” the couple said. 

“We are also very pleased to be a major supplier to the general aviation industry which also includes medical emergency services, the agricultural sector and services to the smaller remote communities.”

Shell supply aviation fuel for the ADF requirements in the region and play a major role in supporting the RAAF exercises at Tamworth airport.

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