Epic and U.S. Bank introduced an enhanced Epic Card as the first card issued by a fuel supplier to provide global acceptance via U.S. Bank’s aviation-specific network. The Epic Card is now accepted at thousands of FBOs globally that process through the U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation Network, the companies said. For Epic cardholders, all card transactions will appear on one statement each month for streamlined reconciliation. In addition, a mobile app and a dedicated website provide online settlement, tracking and account-specific pricing.
An air charter company contacted AIN to warn about a customer who scammed $220,000 worth of charter flights through fraudulent credit-card payments. According to this company, which does not want to be named, the customer booked a trip from California to Utah and then to Arizona, claiming to be traveling with a well known rap performer.
Global fuel provider Avfuel is on hand at EBACE 2014 (Booth 4634) with nine distributors from Europe and North America, including some of its newest branded dealers. The company’s affiliated Avflight FBO network has just acquired the former Eurojet facility at George Best Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland, and the rebranded location–the company’s first outside the U.S.–will now participate in all company programs.
Aviation fuel supplier Epic and U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation introduced a new Epic/Multi Service Aviation co-branded aviation services card today at the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in New Orleans. According to the companies, the new card will be accepted globally via the Multi Service Aviation network starting in the first quarter.
This year is a crucial one for the modernization of Europe’s complex air traffic management (ATM) system, as it transitions from years of definition and development to initial deployment of Single European Sky (SES) systems designed to improve efficiency, save fuel and cut costs.
In a world of accelerating Internet and Wi-Fi costs, Satcom1 is putting on the brakes. For a long time, said the Danish satellite systems provider (Booth No. 1891), owners and operators have been “immensely bothered” by the fact that they have to spend an excessive amount of additional man-hours tracking months of SwiftBroadband Internet usage on board the aircraft in order to bill the charter customer. The process, the company added, has led to additional expenses for both the financial as well as operations departments.
Aviation fuel-planning software provider Fuelerlinx is on hand at NBAA to demonstrate the latest features of its product. The San Francisco-based company’s newest enhancement is an interactive route map called Axiom Fuel Planner, which displays operators’ own negotiated contract fuel prices.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. today, executives from Shell Aviation will present a $5,000 donation check to the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) at Booth No. C10235. The amount represents the value of points donated by members of Shell’s AeroClass pilot loyalty program over the past year.
FBOs and aviation service providers will soon have to stop using credit card processing services that are not compliant with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Council’s new payment application data security standard (PA-DSS), according to FBO software company Horizon Business Concepts of Broken Arrow, Okla.
Cessna Citation factory-owned service centers in the U.S. are now accepting Avfuel charge cards and Cessna contract fuel cards from Avfuel, an independent supplier of aviation fuels and services. “We are pleased to offer the additional convenience of Avfuel charge cards to thousands of Citation customers using our company service centers in the U.S.,” said Cessna vice president of service facilities Stan Younger.
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