MRO Insider has added Real Alfa Flight Aviation Services and its 51 FBOs in Mexico to the Michigan-based company’s business aviation price quoting platform for fuel, handling, permits, and other services. The addition of Real Alfa brings to 68 the number of FBOs on MRO Insider’s app, which enables FBOs to provide quotes on their services to operators traveling in the region.
“Our team in Mexico has done a fantastic job of onboarding participating FBOs in the region,” said MRO Insider president Andy Nixon. “The business leaders are energized by the fact they no longer have to give a per gallon kickback to contract fuel and other programs out there. Instead, they will pay us a flat fee, no matter how many services the customer requests.”
Through the service, FBOs don’t pay a fee to sign up. When a price quote request is made on the app, it pings all FBOs on the network within 100 nm of the destination. “This allows FBOs to get in front of and possibly move the business to their ramp, driving competition between FBO chains,” Nixon added. MRO Insider’s goal is to have more than 100 FBOs in its network by the end of the year.