SCH Number 2018111052
- San Diego International Airport - Additional Fuel Tanks
- The existing fuel farm at SDIA, constructed in the early 1990s, is located in the northeast corner of the Airport property, north of Runway 9-27 and the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting facility, east of Marine Corps Recruit Depot - San Diego, and west of W. Washington Street and the Airport Traffic Control Tower. The existing fuel farm contains two 1-million-gallon aviation fuel tanks and is supplied by regional refineries via the existing Airport fuel delivery pipeline. Any lapse or shortage in fuel delivery, as well as inspection and maintenance activities of on- or off-Airport fuel pipelines or the fuel farm systems, requires fuel to be delivered to the Airport via tanker truck, which results in substantially slower and less reliable replenishment of the fuel farm supply. Since the construction of the existing fuel farm, aircraft operations and passenger enplanements have increased through the use of larger aircraft and additional scheduled operations. In July 2018, the peak aviation activity month, the fuel farm could accommodate approximately two days of fuel. The existing fuel reserve capacity is well below industry standard for airports similar to SDIA (a 5- to 7-day supply of fuel), making SDIA operations susceptible to inadequate fuel supply during pipeline malfunctions and impeding facility maintenance. See NOC for full details.
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