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Entries in FBO Best Practices (4)

Wednesday
Jul312019

Ongoing DEF Fuel Contamination Problem Sparks Safety Alert from NTSB

In response to several incidents within a 19-month period, last week the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a Safety Alert warning providers of jet fuel to take measures to prevent diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) contamination.

In a related news release, the Safety Board says it wants fuel providers to keep all chemicals in labeled containers and to add a label to all DEF containers that reads, “NOT FOR AVIATION USE.”

We also recommend that FBOs use this NTSB poster in their operations. Post it in the line service area as well as where any chemical, fluid or lubricant is stored.

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Thursday
Nov292018

Get Ready to Post Fuel Prices and Other Fees

Six aviation associations are encouraging FBOs and aviation service organizations to be more open and transparent about fuel prices, fees and charges. Visibility and openness in the FBO business are industry best practices. These qualities come with the realization that FBOs and aircraft owners and operators need each other in the best possible way. It is very much a symbiotic relationship.

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Wednesday
Oct032018

Replace Wooden Chocks with Rubber Chocks

Invest in rubber chocks. Yes, they cost more, but with so many aircraft movements involving expensive aircraft, an investment in rubber chocks can help you diminish risk, lower your exposure to accidents and possibly reduce insurance premiums.

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Wednesday
Aug082018

Best FBO Industry Practices: Don’t Give It Away!

Beginning with this blog post, we are embarking on a new series that will highlight the best practices we have encountered over the past two decades in working with numerous FBO enterprises.

Included in the mix will be our personal file of best practices garnered from operating and managing a 21-base FBO chain, Mercury Air Centers, along with 11 insightful years of conducting the popular NATA FBO Success Seminars and, recently, the NATA Certified Customer Service Representative (CCSR) program.

We will cover almost every area of an FBO operation. We’ll discuss best FBO industry practices for two dozen topics. Read the full list.

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