Shell Aviation transforms refuelling data management with SkyPad
Nov 14, 2017
London, United Kingdom - Shell Aviation has introduced a new end to end refuelling data capture solution, SkyPad, which is designed to optimise refuelling operations, resulting in streamlined turnaround times.
SkyPad is being rolled out at every Shell operation, at over 100 locations across four continents. It replaces paper-based processes connecting fuel provider and customer throughout the refuelling process. SkyPad is developed by Shell Aviation in collaboration with SAP and it uses cloud computing, Internet of Things (IOT) and mobile technology to simplify fuelling operations globally. Real time data gives operators the information they need at their fingertips to improve decision making and efficiency. The stock management software helps increase security of supply.
“We innovate with a focus on customer benefit. Airports want smooth and safe operations, which in turn allow airlines to take their customers to their destinations without delays. SkyPad is one of the ways we help them achieve this and help them be more competitive” said Anne Anderson, Vice-President Shell Aviation.
Capturing and recording the data associated with refuelling transactions, along with other central aspects of refuelling, have historically been a paper-based, manual process. SkyPad allows refuelling tickets to be automatically populated with flight information and can send electronic proof of delivery within seconds, using the International Air Transport Association’s standard formats. Invoice accuracy is improved through automatic data checks. In addition to reducing administrative tasks both on the apron and in processing invoices, it helps to increase supply security for airlines by analysing real time stock data to manage supplies. It is a solution which is being rolled out across geographies and has the flexibility to adapt to local legal, regulatory and fiscal requirements.
Victoria Guy, GM HSSE, Operations and Technology, Shell Aviation said, “SkyPad is a step towards our long-term vision of paperless operations, harnessing technology to maximise efficiency across the refuelling process. Having completed an extensive pilot process across locations in Asia, Europe, Americas and South Africa, we now look forward to SkyPad being operational at all Shell-operated airports.”
To develop SkyPad, Shell Aviation partnered with SAP; “We are proud to have collaborated on a solution that can simplify one of the most complex processes for airports and airlines, which can deliver significant benefits reducing turnaround times” commented Ramesh Kumar, SAP Account Manager.
Designed for the complex safety setting of the commercial airfield, SkyPad runs on a tablet that is purpose-built for use in environments where concentrations of flammable gases or vapours could occur and are therefore suitable for use in all areas of the airport. The tablets are also robust, shock and weatherproof, with a range from +50oC to -50oC.
Global External Relations Adviser Aviation & Commercial Fuels
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Notes To Editors:
About Shell Aviation
- Shell Aviation is a leading global supplier of aviation fuels and lubricants with a heritage of over 100 years, supplying fuel at around 900 airports in 36 countries.
- Shell Aviation provides a diverse range of world-class fuels, lubricants and services to all aircraft types. This includes jet fuel and avgas for turbine engine and piston-engine aircraft operators respectively, as well as its AeroShell range of engine oils, fluids and greases.
- Further information can be found on Shell Aviation’s website.
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