Aviation fuel

November 1, 2012 - 12:35am
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The aviation industry is slowly headed toward development of an unleaded replacement fuel for avgas-burning piston-powered aircraft, and a recent move by the FAA is an encouraging sign that progress will continue. The FAA recently agreed to open a new Fuels Program Office, according to NATA, that will provide “technical expertise and strategic direction in the planning, management and coordination of activities related to aviation fuels.”

June 5, 2012 - 4:33pm

Amyris’s jet biofuel, which is sourced from Brazilian sugar cane, has passed all required testing and will be used during a demonstration flight this month on an Azul Airlines GE CF34-10E-powered Embraer E195. The flight will take place in Brazil on June 19 during the Rio+20 United Nations conference on sustainable development.

May 29, 2012 - 4:45pm
Jet Aviation plans to "harmonize" the look and feel of its worldwide FBO and major MRO facilities by 2015. As part of this effort, the company will integrate the same style of reception desk, surface textures, colors and flooring in the lobby areas of all its FBOs.

Jet Aviation has launched a global refurbishment program “to renew and harmonize the look and feel” at its FBOs and major maintenance facilities worldwide. The makeover will start with Jet Aviation’s Geneva, Zurich and Basel facilities in Switzerland, focusing on the lobbies and customer and crew lounges. By 2015, all of its FBOs and major MROs worldwide will be updated.

May 17, 2012 - 1:55pm

Jet Aviation launched a new fuel sales service for its FBOs in the European, Middle Eastern and Asian regions this week at EBACE. Using its global purchasing power to negotiate a better fuel price with supplier World Fuel Services, Jet Aviation’s new fuel sales service can pass cost savings on to FBO and MRO customers visiting these facilities. It will be offered in tandem with the company’s existing fuel program, which is exclusive to aircraft management clients.

May 13, 2012 - 11:10am
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Jet Aviation is to give operators access to discounted fuel through a new partnership with World Fuel Services. The deal, which will be available in tandem with the company’s existing fuel program, will be available through all its FBOs and maintenance facilities.

“The ability to meet all our customers’ provisioning needs under one roof is of great value to our global MRO and FBO network,” said Frank Kusserow, director FBO Services EMEA & Asia. “This offer is the result of our continuous efforts to improve efficiencies in order to maximize customer benefit.”

May 13, 2012 - 11:10am

Jet Aviation is to give operators access to discounted fuel through a new partnership with World Fuel Services. The deal, which will be available in tandem with the company’s existing fuel program, will be available through all its FBOs and maintenance facilities.

May 5, 2012 - 1:10am

Oregon-based fuel supplier and distributor Epic Aviation has entered into a partnership with China’s National Aviation Fuel Group (CNAF), Asia’s largest aviation fuel supplier, which serves airlines at more than 160 airports in China. Epic will work with CNAF’s Global Jet Service subsidiary to develop an aviation services network that will provide general aviation fueling, customer services, charter and aircraft management services at all of China’s airports.

April 12, 2012 - 3:52pm

Global energy, petrochemicals and metals information provider Platts launched a jet fuel microsite yesterday aimed at the energy information needs of the aviation industry. “We’re pleased to introduce a one-stop source of global jet fuel news and price data that we believe will further enhance transparency in and broader understanding of the aviation fuel markets,” said Platts global editorial director of oil Dave Ernsberger.

January 6, 2012 - 5:25am
Aircraft fueling station designer U-Fuel is touting its $100,000 pre-fab self-se

U-Fuel, a provider of aircraft fueling stations, has designed a self-contained unmanned “FBO-in-a-box” concept that it says is aimed at lowering the cost of operating at small airports.

The design consists of a weatherproof steel enclosure that contains self-service pumps for various fuels, an air-conditioned lounge with restroom, as well as a meeting room with telephone, wireless Internet and vending equipment for food, beverages and aviation items.

December 1, 2011 - 5:55am

The battle over leaded avgas in California took a turn against a coalition of associations representing users, distributors and producers of avgas on October 19 when a U.S. District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the coalition in an attempt to halt legal action against

 
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