The Don Mueang Service Substation officially opened in October 1986 in accordance with the Cabinet resolution in 1983 for the management of aircraft fuel and aircraft refuelling service at Bangkok International Airport, which is now called Don Mueang International Airport (DMK).
The Don Mueang Service Substation is the sole provider of aircraft refuelling service at the airport. When it expanded service provision to Suvarnabhumi Airport on September 28, 2006, Don Mueang Airport became an airport that only services aircrafts without fixed flight schedules such as private airplanes, chartered aircrafts, state aircrafts and pilot schools’ aircrafts. Due to the Cabinet’s decision on February 16, 2007 for domestic carriers with fixed schedules to commence point-to-point flights at Don Mueang International Airport, the Don Mueang Service Substation has been servicing an average of 85 additional flights per day since March 25, 2007.
The Don Mueang Service Substation provides service via the following systems.
The Don Mueang Depot
is situated on the west of Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road. It encompasses the company’s head office and the offices of companies under BAFS. The depot receives and stores Jet A-1 fuel sent from oil trading companies to service client airlines. The depot can hold approximately 19 million liters of aircraft fuel. It has an automated fuel receiving-dispensing system made up of 4 sets of Hydrants Pumps and automatic oil amount gauge for the tanks (Tank Gauging). The security system comprises of the fire extinguishing system, the closed-circuit television cameras system (CCTV System) and the perimeter intrusion detection system (Infrared Sensor Beam).
The Hydrant Pipeline Network
functions in dispensing aircraft fuel from the depot through a 20-inch diameter pipeline under Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road which enters the airport and disperses to cover aircraft parking pits.
The Into-plane Services system
facilitates dispensing of Jet A-1 fuel into aircrafts by means of Dispenser vehicles, the Hydrant system and the Refueller vehicles, the latter which are equipped with large oil tanks and are used to service aircrafts outside the Hydrant system