Maine Airport Rolls out New Software Platform

 - January 17, 2015, 6:10 AM
FBO One aircraft handling and fuel management software will allow Bangor International airport to accept airside credit-card payments for fuel using hand-held tablets on which the FBO One system is accessible.

Bangor International Airport has become the first North American customer to install FBO One aircraft handling and fuel management software. The airport, the closest U.S. facility to Europe, operates its own FBO, as well as a 2.9-million-gallon fuel farm.

With the new program we will be able to accept airside credit-card payments for fuel using hand-held tablets on which the FBO One system is accessible,” said assistant airport director James Canders about the platform, developed by Dutch information technology designer Amsterdam Software. “This will save pilots the hassle of waiting while we process their payment in the office before returning it to them. This will now be a simple ‘gas and go’ operation,” he said.

FBO One can factor in variables such as fuel temperature volume conversion as it integrates with the airport’s existing fuel truck meters. Flight reservations to the FBO are kept up to date centrally, allowing access from multiple locations, and when aircraft arrive and remain overnight the software tracks their current position and automatically applies any ramp fees to their invoice based on the individual customer’s contract rates as well as aircraft type.