Air BP seals Red Bull Air Race extension

Air BP has extended a deal to serve as the official fuel and carbon reduction partner of the Red Bull Air Race. 

The air sports series will provide the fuel for the cutting-edge raceplanes. The Red Bull Air Race uses 8,000 to 10,000 litres of fuel for each race week, plus jet fuel for helicopters involved in production.

The length of the agreement was not disclosed.

Last year, Air BP, which has a presence in more than 50 countries, sent a team of auditors to examine the refuelling process at the Red Bull Air Race, offering recommendations for improving safety and efficiency.

Red Bull Air Race technical manager Jim Reed said: “They gave us ideas on better ways to test fuel to make sure that teams are abiding by the rules and not using additives.”

Air BP chief executive Jon Platt added: “We're improving fuelling efficiency for the teams at the same time as offsetting the emissions from the fuel used over the season.”