At a press conference here yesterday, Jeppesen introduced a new jet fuel purchasing program, Jeppesen World Fuel Services. After evaluating companies to offer its customers competitively priced fuel worldwide, Jeppesen formed an alliance with World Fuel Services, which supplies fuel at 1,500 airports around the world. Jeppesen’s executive vice president of marketing and product development, Kevin Collins, said that Jeppesen found that World Services offered what they were looking for. Paul Stebbins, chairman and CEO of World Fuel Services, said that as corporate aircraft get larger and travel farther, finding fuel at a competitive price is important. “Jeppesen World Fuel Services customers will benefit from a more robust global service offering and the convenience of one-stop shopping,” he said.
With Jeppesen’s flight services and World Fuel’s global logistics and supply network, customers can expect to find competitively priced fuel at more than 1,100 airports around the world.
To launch the program, Jeppesen World Fuel Services will hold a drawing for an IBM ThinkPad computer at its booth, No. 5743.
Jeppesen also announced that it had formed an alliance to provide its Integrated Navigation Data Service for Honeywell’s Primus Epic with INAV (interactive navigation) avionics. The combination will provide unequaled situational awareness, said Ronald Bauer, Jeppesen business development executive. The service includes a suite of worldwide navigation information including electronic Jeppesen charts, enroute navigation data, geopolitical boundary information, airspace and communications data, terrain data and obstacles. Electronic Jeppesen charts will be presented on Primus Epic with INAV’s 10- by 13-in. liquid crystal displays, and Jeppesen data will be used to provide graphical navigation information on the moving map display. Pilots can graphically depict such information as navigation aids, airways, airspace boundaries, airport and runways. Terrain, traffic and weather can also be depicted.
Jeppesen said that the service will be provided with the INAV’s first implementations in the Gulfstream PlaneView and Dassault Falcon EASy cockpits. The first-year subscription to worldwide charts and data (said to be $25,000) is included in the purchase price of the aircraft.