Category Archives: Aviation fuel suppliers & resellers

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 […]

Introducing: fuel tendering for the smart generation

  We’re excited to announce the launch of a new product that helps run faster, paperless fuel tenders. It will mean far less admin, fewer disputes and better deals. eTender is one of the first solutions to use the industry-wide XML data standard for fuel tenders, which was developed by IATA. It automates the exchange […]

Smarter contract management – One fuel supplier’s story

In a recent blog, we touched upon some of the key operational challenges for aviation fuel suppliers. One of those challenges was contract management. Keeping track of the daily changes in uplift and cost, monitoring airlines’ credit limits – contract management tasks likes these are often largely manual and therefore very time-consuming for fuel suppliers. […]

How to be a more successful fuel supplier with fewer resources

Today’s aviation fuel suppliers face many challenges which threaten their efficiency and profitability.  Some are obvious and high-profile – the volatility of oil prices, the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the competitiveness of the airline industry which has caused airlines to chase the best price. Some are less obvious and not widely discussed but […]

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 […]

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 […]

The future of aviation fuel tendering

You may know that we’ve been part of IATA’s Fuel Data Standards Group for some time, which aims to improve data exchange, and therefore business efficiency, across the aviation fuel industry. Most recently this group has released a data standard for jet fuel tenders and bids and we’ve been building this into our software. We […]

Why the future of airline fuel management lies in the cloud

It’s undisputable: the Cloud has changed our world. From checking your Gmail to backing up your smartphone and listening to music on spotify – we are utterly reliant on the Cloud for our normal, day-to-day activities. The Cloud and the growth of Software as a Service (SaaS) has also changed the face of the business […]

FuelPlus Group expands into the US market

Expanding into the US aviation fuel management market We have recently signaled our commitment to the US aviation fuel management market. We’ve opened a new office in Marlborough, Massachusetts and launched new features aimed at US carriers in our Airline.One software. “The US market is really important for us,” says FuelPlus Group CEO, Klaus-Peter Warnke. […]

FuelPlus Newsletter – Q12017

A word from our CEO “Over the last year or so, we’ve been focusing on product innovation, growing our business and on making sure our existing and new customers are successful.  Here are some of the things we’ve been working on… Expanded customer service and development teams in the EU. Improved architecture in our product […]

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