New Delhi, Indian Air Force (IAF) in collaboration with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has taken a leap forward in fuel supply chain management by introducing a ‘Fleet Card – Fuel on Move’ for its varied fleet of vehicles. This innovative initiative taken by the Indian Air Force provides a paradigm shift to the logistics management of fuel.
‘Fleet Card’, the energy security for IAF vehicles on move, was launched by the Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of Air Staff at Headquarters Western Air Command, Subroto Park on March 28 in the presence of Air Marshal S Prabhakaran, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command and SM Vaidya, Chairman IOCL.
HQ Western Air Command was earmarked as lead agency in the implementation and execution of this innovative concept of “Fuel on Move”. Availability of Fleet Card will permit the convoy to refuel at any IOCL fuel stations thus increasing the pace of movement and reducing the lead time for readiness at operational locations across the nation.
CAS complimented team WAC and IOCL for this initiative that has enhanced the operational preparedness and capability of the IAF.