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Strategic alliances are the name of the game in aerospace -so it comes as no surprise that the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) is looking to forge new relationships...on the ground.

Here at the airshow, ENOC and Dubai International Airport ground operator Dnata jointly commissioned a new $500,000 fuelling station at Dubai airport - the first ENOC station at Dubai airport for Dnata's exclusive use.

Emirates Petroleum Products Company (EPPCO) Aviation, ENOC's subsidiary which manages refuelling at Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah international airports in the UAE, is now eyeing ventures abroad.

Hussain Sultan, chief executive of ENOC and managing director of EPPCO, says: "We now have the experience and the expertise to move on. We are actively pursuing opportunities in aviation outside the UAE in joint venture with other key industry names if necessary."

With the anticipated official opening, early next month, of a $350-million condensate refinery complex in Jebel Ali free zone and the operation within the group of a 57km pipeline linking it with Dubai International Airport, ENOC boasts a seamless supply service to aviation customers in Dubai.

Source: Flight Daily News