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BETA Fueling Systems Releases Top-of-the-Line 5K Aircraft Refueler

New Truck will be Unveiled at International Airport Ground Support Equipment Expo

BETA Fueling Systems, the industry leader in aviation fueling, will soon release its latest innovation, a new 5K Refueler.

The Refueler is more durable and reliable than others in the industry, said Mike D’Angelo, BETA’s vice president of sales and marketing.

“The BETA team has worked really hard to design and deliver a new 5K Refueler,” D’Angelo said. “We took the time to perform design reviews with experts in the industry and listened to our customers’ feedback, which enabled us to improve and develop a product that we believe customers will value.”

BETA will officially unveil the new Refueler at the International Airport Ground Support Equipment Expo in Las Vegas October 2-4.

For over 45 years, BETA Fueling Systems has led the aviation industry in manufacturing safe, reliable refueling equipment for some of the world’s most demanding commercial and military aviation customers. Clients include Air BP, ExxonMobil, Delta Airlines, and the U.S. Army and Navy.

From their headquarters in Reidsville, N.C., BETA provides everything from refuelers to hydrant trucks, hydrant carts, refueling modules and spare parts, all delivered with quick-response customer service.

The new 5K Refueler will feature BETA’s engineered frame made with aluminum for lighter weight. Tanks come in aluminum or stainless steel or a combination of the two and are stronger than other designs and will not corrode.

The side modules are designed to provide maximum protection from impact using a narrower chassis and flexible joints to protect the pipework and valves.

BETA sought to create top-of-the-line modularity with the new design. Individual control and filter modules mount directly onto the chassis rather than a sub frame, which allows for replacement or maintenance without having to disassemble the frame. Also, the control panel is mounted to the module frame instead of the chassis for easier access.

The 5K Refueler comes standard with BETA’s unique all-aluminum filter vessel, which does not require epoxy so no future maintenance is needed. It also features an underwing hose reel with electric rewind; a single foot valve for simplicity and ease of maintenance; and more durable stainless steel pipework.

Optional features include Aljac and recovery tank for fuel sampling, a stainless steel bolstered tank and upgraded tank suspension for easier access to fuel lines and valves, tank soffit to prevent ice build-up and a second hose reel to allow for metering fuel into each wing.

Soon, BETA will add its new design to their entire line of refuelers from their 3K to 10K.

For now, they are excited to show off the new 5K at the expo in Las Vegas. A digital representation will showcase the refueler’s unique design.

“We want to release this product at the International Airport Ground Support Equipment Expo to show new and existing customers that we are continuing to push ourselves to create the best possible products to meet the needs of the refueling industry,” D’Angelo said.

For more information, contact Mike D’Angelo at

8 Reasons To Visit Our Booth AT GSE

What happens in Vegas…is definitely worth following up on when you fly home. The BETA team is proud to be attending and exhibiting at the 2018 International Airport GSE Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 2nd through the 4th. We will have two convenient places for you to land while you are flying from booth to booth, one indoor booth, #128, and one outdoor booth, #7. If you can’t find us outside, look for the BETA flag hanging from our lift basket.  

If you are an old friend, you know that BETA is a global leader. You know BETA stands on Reliability, Support, and Delivery. Please come by and enjoy a refreshment with us. We would like to learn how we can continue to earn your business and prevent gate delays.

If you are not already familiar with BETA, we would be honored to meet you, and get to know what you need most. BETA is an industry leader and we have many resources to share and can offer guidance for best practices.     

New friend, or old, there are 8 BIG reasons you should visit us at GSE:

1. To debut our new 5k Refueler

We are incredibly proud to release this high-demand, larger-tank aviation refueling truck. Our in-house engineers have perfected our design and these new refuelers  are ready to meet their match. With features like an all aluminum frame, pre-tested and durable stainless steel pipework, a light-weight aluminum tank that is DOT 406 approved and corrosion free, and an underwing hose reel with electric rewind, this truck is lighter, safer, and more durable than anything else on the market.

We will have digital representations of this new design and our sales team will be there ready to take any questions or pre-orders.

2. To meet our top-flight sales team

We just mentioned our sales team. If you already work with us, you know they are the best in the business. The BETA Way™ makes BETA a place our team is proud to work, and it shows. Every department is committed to meeting our customers’ most critical needs, and our sales team represents our customers to ensure those needs are met as soon as possible.


Our primary mission for the GSE is to educate you on all that BETA can do for your business and it’s profits, but we understand a trade show can have a few first-class features for all attendees. That’s why we have booths equipped with snacks and beverages, including our “Jet Fuel Cocktail,” made with whiskey, ginger beer, and fresh mint. Because who doesn’t love a nice whiskey cocktail while the pilot takes you where you need to go? We are taking a classic and spicing it up for the GSE. At our indoor booth, #128, we will have custom BETA pretzels and peanuts to keep you moving, sustain you (or at least hold you over) until a delicious Vegas dinner.

But more importantly, we will have “FIRST CLASS boarding passes” for you to take a trip outside with us and redeem this refreshing treat and a 1-on-1 meeting with one of our Team Members.  

4. To see our products first-hand

We will have our Narrow Body Cart and our Hydrant Truck outside at booth #7 for you to get a closer look. BETA’s equipment reduces gate delays with faster fueling, and includes on-job training embedded in the controller. Camera Vision allows for back-up and positioning with collision warnings, and automatic braking. Our high resolution color touch screen displays diagnostics , service requests, vehicle info and more. With recent updates, they are even easier to use.

Come by Booth #7 to try for yourself.

5. BETA has thousands of aviation refueling units in service today in more than 30 countries around the world. No other manufacturer has this level of global experience and proficiency in building to international fueling specs. That’s why airlines are switching to BETA everyday.  

We will have a raffle for an apple watch giveaway. We understand timing is key for quick gate turnaround, fast flow rates, and on-time take-off, so why not tell time with more features than ever.

6. To talk ON-TIME Delivery

We pride ourselves on our efficiency and quality. Come tell us what you need and when, and we will take the challenge.

7. To learn about our 24-7 technical support

Our support team is on-call 24-7. When the sun hasn’t risen and your airlines are warming up, we are there to assist in anything you need to stay on schedule from the start.

8. To better YOUR business

The BETA Way™ is something that starts with the design and custom fabricated parts & pieces that are assembled in our North Carolina Warehouse, it’s something that flows through the boardrooms and our state of the art testing facility. It’s part of our culture, part of our people, and it’s our commitment to you. When you work with BETA, you work with a partner, a team of individuals to ensure you have the safest, most reliable equipment.

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