Dresden, Germany-based aeroPS is introducing its aerops general aviation mobile payment service this week at the Aero Friedrichshafen show in Germany. Aerops enables pilots to pay landing and parking fees at participating regional and commercial airports from their smartphone in real-time. The app will digitally process the payment for airports.
Pilots using the app select the airport and enter the aircraft identification and number of landings. The aerops app will automatically calculate charges, which then can be paid through credit card or direct debit. Different billing addresses can be stored and coupon codes can be entered. Once payment is complete, airports will directly email the invoices.
AeroPS initially rolled out the app at a few individual airports last year, including as Jena-Schöngleina and Magdeburg, but since has expanded the mobile payment services to 80 airports in Germany, as well as in Austria and Switzerland. The manufacturer expects to add airfields in France next. "The negotiations are in progress and are about to be concluded," says Daniel Steinhauss, a company founder and managing directors. "To be able to serve the international market, we have strengthened the team accordingly, not only for France but also for the English-speaking and Spanish regions."