Airport Management Guide for Providing Aircraft Fueling Services

The objective of this research is to develop a guidebook for airports that are considering, or are currently providing, fueling services to their customers. The guidebook should serve as a manual that an airport can use as a reference to include: (a) a methodology to evaluate whether an airport should or should not provide fuel service; (b) a checklist of action items required for providing fuel service; and (c) a sample RFP for the provision of aircraft fuel supply. The guidance should address, at a minimum: Business planning, funding sources, and organizational considerations; Operating and marketing strategies including types and levels of service; Options and alternatives for wholesaling and retailing fuel including pricing, branding, and supplier sources; Policies and procedures to receive and provide fuel service to the public in a safe manner; Consideration of federal requirements, e.g., grant assurances, exclusivity, and minimum standards; Fuel storage capacity, ground support equipment types and sizing, and maintenance; Staffing, training, and quality control procedures and requirements; Evaluation of into-plane delivery options; Insurance and liability issues; Regulatory requirements, permits, and environmental considerations; Financial implications, e.g., tax considerations, setting of rates and fees, credit card fees, appropriate mark-up and resulting use of revenue; and Discussion of emergency procedures.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 01-30

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Schatz, Theresia

  • Performing Organizations:

    KRAMER aerotek

    Boulder, CO  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kramer, Lois

  • Start Date: 20161001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40165

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572155
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 01-30
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2015 1:30AM