PERRY MAINTENANCE has purchased self-service-refuelling specialist Cornerstone and formed a new division, Perry Aviation Refueling (PAR). Fuel supplier Air BP, meanwhile, has launched a self-service aviation fuel card, which customers will be able to use at selected fixed-base operators (FBOs).
Indiana-based PAR says that self-service refuelling at FBOs is growing in popularity, especially among small-aircraft owners. Savings can be as much as 8-10¢/litre and fuel is available 24h a day, seven days a week. The FBO also saves money because there is no need for a dedicated server, PAR says. "Self-service isn't for everyone," says PAR vice-president Jim Pankonen. "You will always have the customer that does not want to get involved. but self-service can save time."
Source: Flight International