Contract Fuel Plan Works From Wholesale Price

 - September 26, 2006, 7:00 AM

Fuel on Demand (www.fuelondemand. com), which debuted in November at the NBAA Convention, is a national program offering jet-A at “cost plus 25 cents per gallon” pricing, with no minimum or maximum purchase. The program is designed to provide participants lower and more predictable fuel prices compared with volume-based programs. Additionally, the program waives fees typically charged by FBOs for additional service, such as ramp or facility fees.

Fuel on Demand customers are charged an access fee determined by the category their aircraft falls under and how often they buy fuel. They pay what the FBO pays wholesale plus a 25-cent-per-gallon into-plane fee. Taxes, local flowage fees and credit card transaction charges are extra. Fuel on Demand claims its customers realize a typical savings of $2 per gallon compared with posted retail prices. Programs are available via an annual contract or through a 12-visit prepaid card. There are a total of 23 Fuel on Demand-affiliated FBOs, including all Corporate Wings and Mercury Air Center facilities.