Breaks Down Pricing Data Into Easily-Compared Segments
Given the volatile state of the
futures market for oil, it strikes ANN that any tool operators may
use to lower their fuel costs is welcome, and timely. FuelerLinx
recently unveiled a proprietary software system that helps jet
owners streamline their flight departments, and save money on every
FuelerLinx analyzes contract fuel prices, comparing them across
locations and suppliers to determine the lowest fuel prices
available at specific volumes. Subscribers set their own parameters
so that analysis includes only data for relevant locations,
suppliers and FBOs.
"Fuel price spikes in 2008 forced flight departments to change
their buying habits," said Kevin Moller, President of Fuelerlinx.
"Even though fuel prices have come down, companies are demanding
cost-cutting efforts in all areas of business in response to the
A major challenge that flight departments face when trying to
analyze fuel data is that spreadsheets from different suppliers are
not directly comparable, with vendors setting price breaks at
different fuel volumes. FuelerLinx claims its software solves that
problem, by quickly breaking pricing data into categories that are
more easily comparable.
"We were determined to find a way to automate the process," says
Dennis Cruz, VP of Marketing, FuelerLinx. "Comparing data sheets
manually is such a tedious process -- and an expensive one in terms
of employee hours."
To place a fuel order, a subscriber only needs to identify the
aircraft, choose an airport and indicate the amount of fuel needed.
In short order, FuelerLinx will return the best contract fuel
prices among all FBOs on the field in ranked order for the chosen
fuel volume. Then, fuel orders can be dispatched directly through
the FuelerLinx software.
Once an order is placed, FuelerLinx tracks the fueling then
sends an email to the FBO, fuel provider, pilot and other contacts
chosen by the subscriber, and records the order in an event
calendar, all with one click.
FuelerLinx stresses it does not profit from fuel sales and is
unbiased with respect to all fuel suppliers. Subscribers will
receive one month free with an annual subscription.