Air BP has been working with aviation services software company RocketRoute on a new way to buy fuel. The RocketRoute fuel app is said to streamline the purchasing process, providing intuitive online access to a global network of aviation fuel locations, payment methods, and even an opportunity to offset carbon emissions.
Designed for global operators and pilots, the free-of-charge app is available from the Apple store or the RocketRoute website for other devices. A simple registration process takes place, then customers can request, plan and purchase fuel at any of Air BP’s 800 locations, paying by credit card, Air BP Sterling card or existing Air BP account.
The carbon offset feature is managed by BP Target Neutral, BP’s non-profit initiative designed to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with fuel purchases. Customers will earn ‘carbon credits’, which can then be used to support low carbon development projects around the world.
Nobert Kamp, chief commercial officer at Air BP, said, “Fuel is the most basic of necessities for flight, and together with RocketRoute we are making fuel purchasing an easier process. This is the first part of a much broader product we are developing with RocketRoute. Our ambition is to create a powerful digital marketplace for the aviation community.”
Kurt Lyll, co-founder of RocketRoute, added, “We have worked closely with Air BP over the past year to develop an app that aviators from around the globe will find appealing and love to use.
“We have learned a lot in the design process about what customers need. We want to build on this to transform the face of online trip planning by creating a transparent, efficient, attractive set of services that are easily accessible at competitive pricing.”