SmartFly, a new “global procurement agency” for the business aviation industry, launched today and aims to save operators money via its aggregated buying power. According to SmartFly managing director João Casimiro, the company “has been formed to make the procurement of aviation services and commodities more valuable for the industry, our members, and suppliers.”
The company started as the outsourced procurement partner for Luxaviation Group and is now being run as an independent business. Thus, it said, SmartFly’s customers have immediate access to high volumes of supply, offering increased buying power and negotiating leverage from a highly experienced team.
For aircraft owners, SmartFly offers selected services—including training courses, web data, and fuel—at a “significant” discount thanks to its bulk purchases of services and commodities. Aircraft operators are also able to use SmartFly to negotiate across all services contracts, it said.
“We work with owners and operators to understand their individual requirements before negotiating with suppliers on their behalf,” said Casimiro. “We help owners and operators to buy better; we obtain the best value proposition for the services and commodities needed throughout the entire supply chain.”