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Efficient Prospecting

March  17,  2017

Every FBO should have a prospect list and communicate frequently with staff about high-priority potential customers. Consistently focus on a manageable list of 10. 


What Impacts Your Fuel Price?

February  24,  2017

One of the largest drivers of the price of fuel is the price of crude oil. And as much as we love to predict what will happen with the price of oil, oil prices are constantly fluctuating. What drives the price?

Avoid a Costly Mistake When Choosing Where to Fuel

January  27,  2017

When deciding where to fuel, often, price is at the top of the consideration list—but using price alone to decide where to stop and buy your fuel can be a costly mistake.

Ring in the New Year with Resolutions Set Up for Success

December  30,  2016

We're approaching that time of year when everyone's buzzing about their New Year's resolutions. In order to make one that you can truly stick with all year round, be sure to frame it as a S.M.A.R.T. goal! 

Where to Fuel--Choosing a Place

December  16,  2016

When choosing where to fuel, three major factors include location, benefits and cost. 

Location. Modern jets are much more fuel efficient, meaning the ball is now in your court—you get to be choosey...

How to Handle High Turnover

December  6,  2016

Turnover can be one of the most challenging aspects of running any business, let alone a fueling business that requires a comprehensive understanding of operations for safety purposes. This is one of the greatest challenges we see FBOs face—losing an employee that just went through training. In order to handle turnover, FBOs need a training system that works for them.

What People Forget When Traveling Abroad

November  21,  2016

With the holiday traveling season upon us, we had a chat with some of our Avplan specialists to discuss the three items people are most likely to forget when traveling abroad. Plan ahead and update your list of essentials to avoid unnecessary hassle around the holidays...

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Right Time to Write a Press Release

November  19,  2016

One of the most efficient ways to get free publicity is by producing press releases. The trick is writing one that is likely to be picked up by news sources; in order to do so, the release must be relevant and of interest to the media’s audience. So what is newsworthy? Here’s a few ideas to get your name out there and picked  up by the media...

Choosing a Flight Planner

October  30,  2016

What trip planner can deliver? It’s a question flight departments frequently ask when charged with filing complicated, multi-leg, international trips that require anything from immunizations to overflight permits and potential weather challenges. After numerous discussions with flight departments, from two-aircraft operations to…

What's a Chain vs. a Network?

October  30,  2016

In an ever-changing landscape where chains are growing and networks are forming, it can get confusing keeping straight what FBO belongs with which company or is affiliated with which group. While they may seem similar, there are vast differences between a chain of FBOs and a network of FBOs.


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