Category Archives: Airline industry analysis

Why aviation fuel tendering has to change

Most airlines find the task of fuel procurement frustrating. It’s complex, time-consuming and resource-intensive. Yet it’s clearly critical to their profitability because fuel remains one of an airline’s largest expenses. Recent figures suggest that it accounts for about 30% of costs. Being on the other side of the negotiation isn’t easy either. Fuel suppliers need […]

Asian airlines – How to survive high fuel costs

Malaysia’s The Star newspaper recently reported that Asian jet fuel buyers are paying the highest premiums to get supply since 2008 – $1.01 a barrel above the benchmark. The article reports that the main cause is Asia’s booming aviation industry, which makes up over one-third of the global air passenger market and gains on average […]

An extra 300,000 passengers – What better fuel management could be worth

Our CEO, Klaus-Peter Warnke said recently in the press that airlines could save 2–3% of their fuel expenses by using the FuelPlus platform, and that this is equivalent to selling an extra 300,000 seats for a medium-sized airline. So where would these savings come from and how much could your airline shave off its total […]

CORSIA’s key challenges and how to overcome them

In our last blog about CORSIA and recent CORSIA webinar, we talked about how airlines need to prepare for the scheme’s first key milestone on January 1, 2019. To recap, that date is when airlines from countries participating in the first phase of CORSIA need to ideally start monitoring their CO2 emissions for international flights. […]

How to prepare for CORSIA (the easy way.)

2018 has arrived and with it, a pressing need for airlines to prepare for CORSIA (the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation). From January 1, 2019, airlines from countries participating in the first phase of CORSIA need to monitor their CO2 emissions for international flights. ICAO will be using the emissions data from […]

FuelPlus featured in LARA magazine

The major publication for low-fare and regional airlines, LARA, featured FuelPlus in its recent piece on fuel efficiency platforms (Dec 2017/Jan 2018 issue, pages 37-38).   The article highlighted the fact that by implementing efficiency-saving software, airlines could potentially reduce their fuel bill. It featured commentaries from industry experts, including Klaus-Peter Warnke, CEO of the […]

5 reasons why your fuel management process is failing

According to several IATA and ICAO reports, fuel is one of an airline’s largest expenses. It can account for between 18-30% of its operating costs. The efficient management of fuel is therefore a major concern for airlines. It relies on teams from across the organization working well together to adequately plan, forecast, monitor and analyze […]

Fuel invoicing – How to overcome the headaches

One of the most challenging stages of the fuel management process for airlines is invoice verification. This is also a point of frustration for many fuel suppliers because payments can be delayed, causing cash flow issues. But it need not be this way. Let’s look at the challenges and possible solutions to this longstanding problem […]

Fuel Management for North America – Dealing with Taxes, Surcharges and Logistics

The challenge: Calculating jet fuel taxes and fees The complexity of jet fuel taxes in the United States makes the job of calculating fuelling fees challenging. For example, tax is applied at a federal level (country-wide) and can also be applied at three other levels: state, county and city. In addition, some US taxes are […]

Why aviation fuel management requires specialized software

The business of purchasing, managing and supplying aviation fuel is increasingly complex. Airlines and fuel suppliers must consider so many different factors – fuel demand, oil price fluctuations, exchange rates, industry regulations, efficiency, storage capacity and so on. Therefore, the demand for data is huge and that data comes from many external and internal sources […]

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