Global Supplier of Jet Fuel (Jet A-1) and Technical Services

Q8Aviation is one of the world’s leading aviation fuel suppliers.

We are the specialised aviation subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), the state oil company of Kuwait. Backed by a major oil producing nation, we offer the unique benefit of a reliable supply chain that stretches ‘from well-head to wing tip’.

As a global supplier of Jet A-1, Q8Aviation provides a fuelling service at airports across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Far East/Australia. In addition to major hub airports, including London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Sydney, we also serve a growing network of regional airports. Our customers range from large international airlines and cargo carriers to general aviation operators including charters and private jets. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification confirm our high levels of quality and sustainability.

Our highly-experienced technical team hold leading positions in industry bodies including the Joint Inspection Group (JIG) and Energy Institute (EI). This technical expertise is offered to a diverse range of clients, from airlines and major oil companies to small into-plane operators, with services including airport inspections, training and aircraft refuelling liability insurance.

For more information, visit www.q8aviation.com.

Company Profile

  • Refuelling

    Q8Aviation’s prime objective is to provide airlines with jet fuel – efficiently and at a competitive price.

    We operate a jet fuel service at many of the world’s top international airports and have a rapidly expanding network of regional airports.

    As the specialised aviation subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, the state oil company of Kuwait, we offer a secure fuel supply. We have further strengthened our supply chain by investing in import facilities at major ports across Europe: Bristol Port in the UK, Le Havre, Rotterdam and Koper in Slovenia. Today, we are the largest importer of fuel into north-west Europe.

    Q8Aviation also offers a full service to sell fuel on behalf of third party clients at airports that we do not serve. We provide a comprehensive marketing plan, advice on pricing, marketing support, and handle tenders on clients’ behalf.

  • Technical Services

    Q8Aviation offers bespoke technical services to aviation fuel businesses across the world, working in close long-term partnerships to help our clients meet exacting safety and operational standards.

    The core of our service is a detailed inspection of refuelling operations to ensure compliance with industry standards. This includes a detailed report, action plan and continuing support.

    Each Technical Services Agreement (TSA) is individually tailored, but in addition to refuelling inspections also typically includes:

    • Ongoing technical advice
    • Access to JIG and Q8Aviation technical documentation
    • Guaranteed places on Q8Aviation’s annual Technical Workshop
    • Aircraft refuelling insurance cover of US$1.5 billion, under our own policy

    In addition we offer training, engineering and safety, security, health & environment (SSHE) consultancy, and access to fuel testing and research from Q8Research, a world leader in this field.

  • Marketing Services

    Q8Aviation offers a full service to sell fuel on behalf of third party clients at airports that are not served by Q8Aviation. We provide a comprehensive marketing plan, advice on pricing, marketing support, and handle tenders on clients’ behalf.

    Marketing services are tailored to the individual requirements of our clients.

  • Engineering Consultancy

    Q8Aviation’s engineering consultancy service involves carrying out a hazard and operability study (HAZOP) of clients’ fixed facilities, fuel storage, hydrant operations and specialist vehicles. We offer ongoing advice on the suitability of new equipment and can also carry out pre-delivery checks on refuelling equipment.

  • Training

    Q8Aviation offers world-class training for supervisors and operators in all aspects of aircraft refuelling.

    Working in partnership with experienced professional trainers, we offer core courses that are tailored to each client’s requirements.

    For convenience, our training is conducted at a client’s premises. It combines office and classroom sessions with practical hands-on training within airport or fuel facility locations.

    We offer three standard courses:

    • Into-Plane Fueller – for airports with fueller-only operations
    • Into-Plane Hydrant – for airports that exclusively run hydrant-based operations
    • Depot Operations – for airports with fuel depot facilities


Kuwait Petroleum International Aviation Company Limited
Duke's Court
Duke Street
United Kingdom
GU21 5BH
  • +44 1483 757747