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Air BP ratifies Letter of Intent with RocketRoute Ltd at NBAA 2014

29/10/2014

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Air BP ratifies Letter of Intent with RocketRoute Ltd at NBAA 2014


Leading international aviation fuel supplier Air BP has signed a Letter of Intent, (LOI), with global flight planning business RocketRoute Ltd. The agreement was ratified this week at North America’s premier aviation event, the National Business Aviation Association 2014 (NBAA2014) meeting, held in Orlando, USA. This will provide customers with a more efficient approach to flight preparation as information about fuel purchasing will be available within the overall flight planning process. Under the terms of the relationship Air BP will work closely with RocketRoute to integrate information about access to Air BP’s worldwide fuel network onto their system. As a result the end user, whether it be corporate pilot, flight department or private pilot, will be able to access all information relating to fuel uptake whilst formulating the overall flight plan. The aim of the collaboration is to increase efficiency, save time and improve the overall business aviation experience for the end user.

The business move, which widens Air BP’s market reach, has been undertaken in response to international customer research that took place over the summer this year. The study looked at how customers interacted with fuel companies and explored means of enhancing the experience. It revealed that a large number of pilots and operation teams expressed a preference to work with a minimum amount of direct suppliers when organising flights. This new collaboration provides a seamless means of managing a number of operational issues at a single source so is aiming to respond to that request.

The first example of the integrated solution is being showcased during NBAA on the Air BP Booth 2020 to demonstrate how customers can establish which airports will accept the Air BP Sterling Card without having to leave the flight planning tool. Air BP supports over 600 locations worldwide with Sterling Card acceptance and the RocketRoute system will display all of these airports. As a Cloudbased information system pilots with tablet, laptop or other connected device will be able to access the information wherever they are in the world. This will be the first in a number of Air BP features to be integrated into the RocketRoute system.

Air BP will continue to explore other opportunities that will make life easier for the general aviation user. “We recognise that flight planning can be a complicated and lengthy process for pilots, flight departments and operations teams and Air BP continues to be committed to providing solutions to make the aviator’s life easier,” said Norbert Kamp, Global Sales and Marketing Director, Air BP. “We are pleased to have been able to respond to clients’ needs and believe the integration with RocketRoute’s platform will add great value to the customer experience.”

About Air BP

As the aviation division of BP, Air BP is one of the world's largest suppliers of aviation fuel products and services with over 1,100 employees. It currently supplies over seven and a half billion gallons of jet kerosene and aviation gasoline to its customers across the globe each year.

Through its direct operations, Air BP fuels more than 6,400 flights every day – that’s over four aircraft every minute or one every 15 seconds. The company operates at more than 600 global locations in over 45 countries serving customers from the private pilot to some of the world’s largest airlines.

Air BP customers include commercial airlines, the military, business and private aircraft owners, as well as international airports and airfield operators.

Air BP’s technical and operations experts provide a complete aviation fuel consultancy service, including the design, build and operation of aviation fuelling facilities, to help customers protect their operations and manage risks.

Air BP’s services for the General Aviation and Business Aviation sector include the Sterling Card, which can be used throughout the global network, including self-serve locations, providing easy access to fuel for thousands of Air BP clients including private pilots, aircraft management companies and corporate flight departments. Air BP’s card programmes were introduced in 1993 to bridge the gap between airline, general business and private aviation customers as an easy means of payment for aviation fuel on an as needed basis.

For a full list of locations served by Air BP go to www.airbp.com/wheretofind

www.airbp.com

http://www.bp.com/en/global/bpair/press/irbpratifiesletterofintentwithrocketrouteltdatnbaa201.html

About RocketRoute Ltd.

Founded in 2010, RocketRoute is a flight planning and navigation system built for jets and turboprops. The company has processed over one million flights and has over 60, 000 registered users worldwide. RocketRoute represents a modern and advanced solution that works online and on mobile. One system that integrates flight planning, briefing, filing, dispatch and flight tracking. The system is backed-up with a fulltime operational support team. Ease of use, superb value for money and innovation has remained at the heart of the company’s values since its formation

www.rocketroute.com

Further enquiries:

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