Choosing the Best Aircraft Management Company


Aircrafts are valuable assets that demands efficient management process. As one of the key industry players in the sector, Aerocontrol aircraft management solutions offer professional and reliable turnkey solutions guaranteeing a successful ownership experience. Our business focuses on providing the highest level of service in aircraft management, aircraft charter, acquisitions and trip support.

Every aspect of our business operations focuses on exceeding our clients’ expectations. We manage an extensive fleet of aircraft from large to mid and small sizes. Our experts provide support in all aspects of aircraft management and air charter, accumulating years of hands-on-experience.


Aircraft management offers the owner control without the day-to-day responsibilities associated with aircraft ownership. Through the management service, every detail, from operations to maintenance, crew resourcing and training, charter marketing and fiscal management, is taken care of. Aircraft management service includes comprehensive management reports itemizing aircraft utilization, expenditures, and charter revenues.

Every aspect of aircraft operations and management will be included in the management agreement, including crew selection and training, flight scheduling and dispatch, maintenance and coordination, charter sales and accounting. The owner will be regularly provided with the management report, detailing every aircraft activity, incurred costs and charter revenue. A dedicated account manager will liaise with the client to cater to the aircraft management process and procedures.

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Aircraft management offers the owner control without the day-to-day responsibilities associated with aircraft ownership
Choosing The Right Aircraft Management Company

A reputed aircraft management service provider guides aircraft owners through various process to ensure the best services are offered. Selecting the best charter management company involves several variables and requires comprehensive due diligence.

As a first step an aircraft owner should perform an assessment of the operational needs, which requires to consult aviation advisors that have credible experience. To start with,  the company selection should be based on the aircraft model, owner’s operational profile, operating base and manager’s qualifications, experience, and customer relations. As an owner it is important to understand and evaluate whether the aircraft should be operated exclusively for private, noncommercial operations or to make available for third-party commercial charters to generate supplemental charter revenue.

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Selecting the best aircraft management company involves several variables and requires comprehensive due diligence.

After the operational needs assessment, the next step is to compile a list of potential turnkey management companies. An owner also should look for a company with credible experience, financially stable, excellent track record and vast resources.

An on-site visit to assess the company facilities and meeting the relevant personnel is recommended. It is important to understand what type of aircraft the firm manages and if they meet the owner’s operational needs, support the flight profile and third-party charter requirements. An experienced company will have good remarks on aircraft maintenance, training, and staffing. As an expert they should be able to conduct well-timed maintenance with the resources qualified to meet the needs of the aircraft.

A good aircraft management company offer services with Aircraft appraisals / Aircraft sales and acquisition representation/ Aircraft management / In-flight services / Flight operations / Aircraft charter marketing

Crew Resources and Management

It is imperative to understand the management companies’ crew staffing, training, and aircraft maintenance capabilities and how well they can support the aircraft operations. It’s wise to be specific.  What are the flight crew training programs? Does the company have sufficient personnel to support the owner’s operations are few requirements that need to be checked.

Fiscal Management

Given the costs and expenses associated with operating an aircraft, financial considerations should be addressed with high level of scrutiny. The company should provide a detailed term report with cost/expense estimates and an annual budget. The differences in costs may arise from crew salaries, training, benefits, fuel, maintenance, parts, insurance, hangar fees and support services. All these items should be itemized in the annual budget and needs to confirm that there are no “hidden” charges.

Risk Assessment and Consideration

Risk considerations should be analyzed as they relate to the management company’s safety record, as well as insurance protections and indemnifications. Owners should note what indemnifications are contained in the associated management agreement.

Last, but not the least, an owner should assess the companies’ safety compliance history, safety record, ratings, and qualifications. It could be rare for owners to enter into management agreements without requesting revisions to address an owner’s unique requirements or industry standards.

AeroControl Group provides exclusive aircraft management services including private jet charter. Apart from offering a seamless experience, Aerocontrol offers global trip support solutions with 24×7 operations taking care of every aspect of flight planning, permits, crew coordination, ground handling, aviation fuel supply, concierge services and much more.

To know more about our aircraft management services contact us at 971 56 887 8800 or

Explore Private Journeys This Holiday Season

Be it wandering through a twinkling market, embracing the winter of the Middle East, meeting Santa Claus in Lapland or getting some winter sun in the Caribbean, it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit with a winter adventure and explore enchanting Christmas markets.

A private jet can be the easiest and most relaxing way to travel for the holidays. With the festive holidays nearing, we answer some common questions on chartering a private jet during Christmas and New Year.

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A private jet can be the easiest and most relaxing way to travel for the holidays
Common Questions For Private Jet Companies Around The Holidays

Private jet travel offers the flexibility of curating your own flight experience. Chartering a private jet might be the ideal solution for people looking for comfort and privacy. With a private flight you can travel in luxury on your chosen schedule. When you have a limited schedule and need a relaxing and comfortable journey, hiring a private jet can be the best option. With Aerocontrol Air Charter solutions, we can fly you to any of your favorite holiday destinations.


Private jet charter flights can be arranged for any day of the year. Christmas and New Year opening times vary by airport. Majority of private jet airports remain open for business across Christmas and New Year. We are available 24×7 and can fly during public holidays, booked in advance or on- demand. Our Private jet hire is all about convenience and flexibility and we can cater to any flying demands across the globe.

Aerocontrol Private jet solutions is all about convenience and flexibility and we can cater to any flying demands across the globe.

Aerocontrol has a dedicated expert team available 24/7 to help plan your trip and ensure that every detail is perfectly executed. Whether you’re looking for group charters, private or on-demand flights, we offer flexible flight plans and privacy aboard our private jet.

The very moment you put up a request for our private jet, a dedicated flight representative will assist and manage all the required aspects of your journey including schedule and obtaining necessary authorizations.


Planning to fly out for the festive season and want to tag your four-legged friends? Our private jet can offer all the convenience that is required to make your pet comfortable. When you book a private jet travel along with your pets, you can simply drive up to the plane and board with your pets with the required documents, without putting them in the stressful situation of airport security and hassle.


If you’re planning a flight in Europe or in other winter climates this Christmas, travel disruption could be a concern. Private Jets are crafted to handle freezing temperatures and unlike commercial flights private jets don’t get as affected by commercial flights

AeroControl’s private jet solutions offers maximum flexibility during holiday season

Make the most of this magical time of year. Just as with Christmas, AeroControl’s private jet solutions offers maximum flexibility during New Year. Plan your destination and schedule and leave the rest to us!

Travelling by private jet offers maximum flexibility and comfort. Get in touch with one of our private jet charter experts and let us tailor a personalized travel plan for you. Call us at +971 56 887 8800

Aviation Outlook 2023


Aviation industry has shown signs of a strong rebound in 2022. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has predicted that the aviation industry will return to profit for 2023 as the contained demand for travel maintains bookings, despite the global economy tightening.

Supply chain disruptions and talent shortages may be the biggest risks or challenges for aviation organizations in 2023. In the beginning of the year, with most airlines posting soaring profits as people took advantage of the first travel season without COVID 19 restrictions, few of the aviation players are expressing their concern about expecting 2023 to be tough provided the price of energy to come down with inflation tames.

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The aviation sector for the next year is “somewhat to very positive.”

But recent survey indicates, 88% of senior executives in the aviation industry trusting the general business outlook for the aviation sector for the next year is “somewhat to very positive.” There are more reasons for this optimistic outlook. These include growth in new technologies and the use of digital thread and smart solutions in the aviation sector. All these factors should help the aviation industry grow and create new markets in the coming year. Aviation companies focused on innovation and prepared to capitalize on new emerging opportunities could outperform their peers in 2023.

What are we expecting in 2023?

According to aviation industry leaders, global demand is continuing to ramp as consumers shift spend to experiences, businesses return to travel, and international markets continue to reopen.

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Global demand is continuing to ramp as consumers shift spend to experiences

The recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that carriers’ huge revenue numbers are the result of airfare inflation, up a massive 42.9% annually, That’s the highest on record and more than five times higher than the overall inflation rate of 8.2%. During the month of September, average airfares rose 0.8% twice as fast as the rate for all items.

Demand remains strong, and consumers around the world continue to value air travel and the ability to reconnect post-pandemic

As demand for passenger travel is correlated to ticket prices which rely on jet fuel prices, a sustained rise in jet fuel prices can affect traffic and increase market volatility. To address this challenge aircraft manufacturers are investing in aircrafts which are more fuel-efficient with lower operating costs, with lower zero-emissions.

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A sustained rise in jet fuel prices can affect traffic and increase market volatility

Airline ticket prices have climbed much faster than overall inflation due to several factors. Rise in fuel costs and return of travel demand has collided with massive challenges to supply, including labor shortages, aircraft delivery delays and other issues. Still, passengers are willing to pay higher prices that have more than offset airlines’ rising costs. In a nutshell, aviation consumers should brace for more airfare inflation ahead. Ticket prices will remain high with Holiday Travel Outlook report showing thanksgiving airfare prices up by 25% and Christmas airfares soaring high by 55%.

According to Delloitte, as the passenger traffic steadily returns to pre-pandemic levels, strong increases in new aircrafts, signal growth for the aviation sector continuing in 2023. However, optimism around growth is held in check by caution from ongoing risks. Supply chain disruptions, talent shortages, and inflation will likely be the biggest challenges for the industry in 2023.

The coming year could see increased competition in three areas in particular:
1. Digitally skilled talent (from other industries)
2. Materials (due to the shift of supply chain)
3. Customers (from new players entering the market)

 Top signposts for companies to watch in 2023:

Business Agility: Achieving agility could be critical for the aviation sector seeking to operate through turbulence and compete in the next growth period.

Emerging Technologies: Investing in emerging technologies and smart solutions in the aviation sector can help companies address supply chain challenges, optimize production capacity, progress toward sustainability goals, and improve employee retention.

Emissions Reduction: Companies can further reduce emissions in 2023 across the value chain, specifically by helping ramp up the production capability of SAF.

Developing Key Business Areas: The growing interest in the aviation industry will likely generate more business and employment opportunities, and the value chain may further expand in 2023.

Reference: Industry Sources


Aircraft De-Icing During Winter


Snowy wonderlands, tropical beaches, skiing trips, what’s not to love when winter swings around? For aviation sector apart from the perils the season offers, aircraft and airfields can become heavily compromised in weather. Weather conditions play a significant role in the number of aviation incidents worldwide. With winter on the way, it is time to be equipped and ready for safer aviation operations on what could be sometimes, quite challenging days. It is especially important to be safe during winter when several factors can result in contamination of critical surfaces and components and affect an aircraft’s dynamics. Aircraft De-icing is an essential part in ground operations especially during winters to ensure the safety of passengers and crew during winter.

The procedure of de-icing and anti-icing aircrafts are carried out using various techniques. The most common technique involves the use of FPD (freezing point depressant) fluids to aid in the ground de-icing/anti-icing process and to prevent frost, snow, or ice from forming on the aircraft. It is mandatory to incorporate the Aviation solutions providers should incorporate the Anti Icing Code Procedure into their operational procedures

De-Icing. Image Credit-Google

The purpose of aircraft de-icing and anti-icing procedures is threefold:
• To remove any frozen or semi frozen moisture from critical external surfaces of an aircraft before flight
• To protect those surfaces from the effects of such contaminants between treatment and airborne transmission
• To prevent subsequent contamination of external surfaces, any frozen or semi-frozen moisture should be removed from engine intakes and fan blades before takeoff

The Factors That Affect De/Anti-Icing

An aero plane’s surface roughness can be caused by a multitude of variables, some of them being:-
• Temperature of the environment
• Airplane crust temperature
• Water content and precipitation rate
• Temperature of deicing/anti icing fluids
• Fluid/water ratio of the de-icing/anti-icing fluid
• The speed and direction of the wind
Icing Types in Aviation
The three major types of ice accretion are as follows
Clear ice: forms when large drops hit the aircraft and freeze slowly.
Rime ice: forms when small drops hit the aircraft and freeze rapidly and looks like super thick frost.
Mixed ice: mixture of clear and rime ice.
Frost: Ice crystal deposits formed by sublimation when the departure and dew point are below freezing.

De-Icing/Anti-Icing Fluids for Airplanes

There are four types of deicing/anti-icing fluids: Type I, Type II, Type III, and Type IV.
Type I has a relatively low viscosity, which varies primarily with temperature. A fluid with type II, III or IV contains a thickener system and has a higher viscosity ,fluid/water ratio, and temperature changes. The anti-icing properties of Type II, III, and IV fluids are better than those of Type I fluids. Operators, fluid manufacturers, and airplane manufacturers must all establish use criteria for de-icing/anti-icing fluids, and they must also meet ISO (International Standards Organization) specifications.

For de-icing (removing existing contamination) a fluid called propylene glycol is used. This orange-colored fluid is heated to around 60-65 degrees Celsius and sprayed over the aircraft under pressure, blasting off any existing snow, ice or slush.

Differences Between De-Icing and Anti-Icing Fluids?

It is essential for Type I to be effective as an aircraft deicing fluid. Type I fluids are often further diluted for application due to aerodynamic performance and/or freezing points. Type II and IV fluids are used undiluted for maximum anti-icing protection. They are also used in diluted conditions when temperatures are high and precipitation is low for de-icing/anti-icing applications. Type III are diluted fluids classified as Type II or IV if they meet aerodynamic performance requirements. Due to high viscosity, Type II, III, and IV fluids coat the wings much thicker than Type I fluids. Airflow during take-off exposes these fluids to a shear force that causes to lose viscosity, streaming off before rotation.

De-Icing Operations

Aircraft de-icing can be done at any airport where winter operations are carried out. During winter it is standard procedure to de-ice certain aircraft before every flight or when required. Depending on the available infrastructure, aircraft can be de-iced either at their gate or stand, after pushback, or at designated de-icing pads. The latter is usually only done at larger airports, as smaller airports often do not have any fixed locations for de-icing practices. De-icing is done just before the aircraft is departing as built-up ice, snow etc. can affect aircraft aerodynamics. When reaching rotation speed which is around 100 knots for most private aircrafts, majority of anti-icing fluids will be blown off the aircraft, with remaining fluids disappearing when aircraft reaches 1,000 feet above the ground.

How long does de-icing last?

Holdover Time is defined as the time between the application of de-icing fluids and the aircraft’s take-off. Once the aircraft is de-iced, it should not require another round of de-icing within the holdover time. The exact holdover time depends on the specific type and brand of fluids and governing aviation authorities In general, the holdover time for de-icing fluid will usually be around 20 minutes. Anti-icing liquids have a longer holdover time, which can be anywhere from 10 minutes to over 2 hours, depending on weather conditions

Risk Management

Prior to flight planning procedures and when weather conditions are conducive following precautions need to be followed: –
-All airframe critical surfaces should be examined thoroughly to determine if any contamination exists
-De-Icing Fluids and/or Anti-Icing Fluids should be applied correctly, along with the De/Anti-Icing Code
-Holdover Time (HOT) should be identified and monitored by the flight crew
Including the latest Holdover Time (HOT) Tables should be included in every AOM or POH (Pilot’s Operating Handbook) for flight crews.
-Providers of ground deicing/anti-icing should follow effective Quality Control procedures to ensure proper procedures are followed. Aircraft operators should ensure that ground de/anti-icing procedures are included in their Quality Assurance procedures.
-De/Anti-Icing Codes should be always used for communicating and documenting
Check Procedures for De-Icing and Anti-Icing
-Ground crews or flight crews usually perform the pre-flight walk-around or pre-flight check as the first step. In accordance with an approved operator plan, critical surfaces, fuselage, and landing gear are checked for ice, snow, slush, or frost. De-Icing and Anti-Icing operation are performed on an airplane if it is discovered to be iced or frosty.
-After De-Icing and Anti-Icing Fluids are Applied Qualified personnel will carry out an examination following the application of de-icing/anti-icing fluids.
Pre-takeoff checks are performed by the pilot-in-command to ensure that the airplane’s critical surfaces are clear of snow or frost before takeoff.

Other Critical Conditions

In rainy or high-humidity conditions for certain types of aircraft a thorough examination on the icing conditions may be required. To detect type of icing, special procedures must be included in the approved operator program.

Aerocontrol provides ground handling, ground operations and flight planning globally. To know more about our De-Icing services, contact us today

High Hopes for COP27 and Path to Net Zero in Aviation

This month world leaders, organizations, and media is gathering in Egypt for COP27, the United Nations climate conference responsible in catalyzing nations on in their efforts to deal with climate change. Two key areas on the agenda are trying to keep alive the Paris goal of limiting warming to 1.5ºC from pre-industrial levels and the concern of finance and puts climate compensation on agenda for first time.

When addressing the aviation sector the commitment of Net zero by 2050, by the international air industry at the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) meeting in October 2022 with a clear goal and  timeline may help dynamizing the efforts

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Commercial aviation is continuing to make advances to improve fuel efficiency, a key factor for aviation’s carbon footprint

With increase in fuel rates, demands directly impacted by weaker consumer spending, cost increase, will be a challenge for the aviation sector, financially. When profitability is challenged by operating environment, and less funds available to make amendments with the carbon footprint of flying and addressing climate change may appear to move down the list
Despite many challenges and adversities, we are also witnessing several industry players becoming more outspoken their net zero activities to address climate change and demonstrate the engagement

Route to Net Zero

Commercial aviation is continuing to make advances to improve fuel efficiency, a key factor for aviation’s carbon footprint. Still, getting to net zero will require improvements in operations and disruptive technologies such as electric and hydrogen powered aircraft and fuels obtained from renewable sources.

It is estimated that carbon neutral growth through to 2030 may require US$40-$50 billion in funding annually, and about US$175 billion would be required through to 2050, of which 80-90% may turn to SAF production. With the question of how to finance net zero high on the agenda for COP27, government investment in SAF production and providing incentives will be an important topic for the industry

Reference: OAG

Ground Handling Service Market-Global Industry Analysis and Forecast (2022-2027)

The aviation sector is fast-moving and unpredictable. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly brought the aviation industry to her knees in every sense of the word. But the resilience and ability of the sector to learn from experiences and bounce back have been proven from time and time again.

The Airport Ground Handling Systems Market is valued at USD 2911.03 million in 2021 and is poised to reach USD 6879.59 million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 15.27% during the forecast period (2022 – 2027).

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Airports are continuously face lifting the sector to enhance facilities and customer service. Low commodity prices, steady GDP growth and high passenger demand are other important factors accelerating industry growth. Airport infrastructure development, growth in the aviation sector and shifting trends in replacing traditional aircraft systems with advanced efficient systems are driving product demand.

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The aircraft ground handling segment currently dominates the market and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period.

To say rising per capita disposable income mostly in developing nations coupled with lower air fares has had a positive effect on the aircraft ground handling system market as per the industry experts. Challenges such as changing customer behavior, rising demand for quality services, along with initial set-up costs, could hamper the growth of the industry. A strong infrastructure is a high requisite due to increasing flight travel and a key challenge faced by most airlines.

The aircraft ground handling segment currently dominates the market and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period. The segment includes refuelers, tugs and tractors, lavatory service vehicles, deicers, ground power units, pre-conditioned air units, fuel trucks, and other ground handling systems in airports. With cargo handling being the leading segment to dominate the market during the forecast period due to the increased passenger and freight traffic is expected to boost demand in the commercial aviation market Geopolitical uncertainty may push the requirements for the expansion of national security aircraft fleets, driving the demand for ground handling aircraft.

Following the pandemic, various airports around the world are robustly investing in the enhancement of their existing ground handling systems with the introduction of new equipment for their efficient operation. The current trend of using GSE with low emissions rates and creating green airports has been gaining popularity over the years. Therefore, the companies are working on developing new electric aircraft handling solutions that work efficiently with low emissions.


Due to the presence of numerous players providing wide range of ground handling systems the airport ground handling systems market is highly fragmented. Strategic acquisitions and partnerships, along with the establishment of manufacturing and production facilities locally, have turned helpful for the key players to establish a foothold in the local and international markets. The demand for increased capability of ground handling personnel and facilities is projected to increase air traffic

The current plans of airports to decrease their carbon footprint has accelerated the deployment of electric ground handling equipment and the integration of advanced technologies like automation systems ramp and cargo handling operations. Such green initiatives by airport operators are expected to accelerate the market’s growth in the coming years.

Aviation being a critical and complex service sector, trip support service providers like Aerocontrol with professional flight operations capabilities, supports in raising the standards of business efficiency

Reference: Industry Sources




With air travel forecast to steadily grow over the next few years, airlines are expected to keep the industry of Fleet and MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) stable with spending for upkeep conservatively forecast to grow 4.6% year-on-year. The aggregate value of MRO activity will be more than US$1.8 trillion by 2035. It estimated the annual industry MRO spend to grow 4.6 percent year-on-year from US$53 billion to US$132 billion annually. As per the global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, aviation industry now appears to be poised for a decade of growth. Unlike the last decade, which enjoyed steady annual increase in demand, the next 10 years are apt to be filled with a multitude of challenges that will test the industry’s resilience. The report also highlights the impact of the rising demand for air travel as the major contributing factor in keeping production lines at aircraft, engine, and component manufacturers busy.


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Aviation industry now appears to be poised for a decade of growth

While COVID-19 continues to torment global economy in general despite effective vaccines, a significant portion of domestic air travel demand around the world has recovered and the fleet is growing again. The unpredictable nature of COVID-19 and its variants remains the industry’s biggest immediate obstacle to business as usual. Excerpts from Oliver Wyman’s reports states there is optimism that the industry has turned the corner and is now on an upward trajectory; but the next 10 years will be filled with a multitude of challenges that will test the industry’s resilience unlike ever before.

By the early part of 2023, global demand for domestic travel is expected to exceed and the outlook is for steady growth through the rest of the decade at rates that even exceed expansions in gross domestic product. Business and international travel segments will take longer to recover, with restrictions from corporate and government policies which seems unlikely to be fully lifted until COVID-19 transitions into an endemic disease.

But is it just restrictions that took a bite out of corporate travel? With people conducting business without face to face has contributed to the impact. In future slow business recovery is apt to put a cap on airline profitability and growth, but the potential for lower long-term corporate demand exists. For international travel, the biggest barrier will be the disparity between cross-border rules and vaccination coverage. Globally, a slow recovery in this segment will limit the number of aircraft in the fleet for years.

“As unimaginably bad as COVID-19 has been for aviation, the challenge of the next decade may be almost as disruptive. The industry needs smart strategies to get itself in a better position by the 2030s”- Oliver Wyman


For the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) sector, the market is being redefined by a fleet in transition, in part because of higher numbers of retirements of aircraft due to enter a period of intensive MRO expenses. MRO demand should recover to pre-COVID levels by 2024, but annual growth in the second half of 10-year forecast period will be 2.8%. By 2030, MRO demand is expected to reach $118 billion, 13% below the pre‑COVID forecast of $135 billion. By 2028, forecast projects the worldwide fleet will total 37,978 aircraft and MRO spending to US$91.9 billion by2023.

Narrow-body aircraft will be the biggest beneficiary increasing from 66 percent in 2028, thanks to operating costs, range, and capabilities. To say, the slower growth projections won’t be applicable everywhere. For instance, China-based fleet and its MRO demand had already exceeded pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2021. Other regions like Western Europe may not see MRO demand recovering until 2025.


The industry challenge with climate change may increase pressure on the industry. Even though aerospace manufacturers have been relentlessly driving for more fuel efficiency, there is no existing technological solution for substantially cutting emissions for the time being. While research is underway on the use of hydrogen or electric engines to power aircraft, the commercial production of such revolutionary aircrafts is probably 15 to 20 years off.

Reference: Oliver Wymann


Fuel consumption securing the top of the list, fuel planning is critical when it comes to air transportation. Optimizing the amount of fuel used is vital to manage cost and profitability. Although many airports have their aviation fuel supplied by pipelines, in remote parts of the world fuel may need to be flown in which leads to increase in costs.

Fuel planning should ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, policies where applicable and with the day of flight, specific criteria of aircraft, crew, payload, de-icing requirements, origin, route, notified airspace, destination and weather. Also, with SAF (Sustainable aviation fuel) gaining prominence ,2022 has been a pivotal year as growth in the market picks up pace. Key policies to boost adoption are progressing through their respective legislatures. The number of forward purchase agreements have surged as airlines demonstrate their commitment to the clean fuel, and new projects boost anticipated production capacity.

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What is Fuel Planning?

Fuel planning can be described as the activity of calculating the total amount of fuel required to complete a flight safely which comprises of: –

Trip Fuel– the amount of fuel needed from departure to destination, including takeoff, climb, cruise flight, descent, approach until touchdown at the destination

Contingency Fuel-amount of fuel to account for unexpected situations, bad weather, flight level variations etc.

Taxi Fuel– the amount needed before takeoff and after landing which usually include fuel for pre-start APU consumption, and the actual taxiing. It is generally planned as a fixed quantity for an average taxi time.

Extra Fuel– refers to the amount added at the captain’s or dispatcher’s discretion. The pilot in command may request for extra fuel beyond the minimum fuel required legally if deemed necessary

Ballast Fuel or Zero Fuel weight– fuel that is not used for any stage of the flight and used for emergency situations

Alternate Fuel– refers to the amount pilots would need from the missed approach point at the destination aerodrome until the landing at the alternate aerodrome. Meanwhile planning alternate fuel, the following points should be considered:
– Time of missed approach at the destination airport.
– Climb to en-route altitude, cruise, and descent at an alternate aerodrome.
– Approach at alternate.
– Landing at the alternate aerodrome.
– Extra 45 minutes at normal cruising speed.

Final reserve Fuel– refers to the minimum fuel required to fly for 30 minutes at 1,500 feet above the alternate aerodrome or, if an alternate is not required, at the destination aerodrome at holding speed in ISA conditions.
Block fuel -total amount of fuel required for the flight and is the sum of the Taxi fuel, the Trip fuel, the Contingency fuel, the Alternate fuel, the Final Reserve fuel, the Additional fuel, and any Extra fuel


Fuel planning process can be hindered by time constraints, adverse weather conditions, inaccurate load, as well as complacency on the part of the dispatchers or pilots. Situation arises with increased costs when there are local shortages of aviation fuel. This might occur, for example, if there are flying requirements to remote areas of the world where the demand for Jet A1 or Avgas fuel is low. Such situations may arise in rural areas of North America as well as certain regions within Africa and Asia.

Sustainable Fuel

As air travel demand increases, so too does the consumption of jet fuel, and that means more emissions. Since the earliest months of the pandemic, fuel consumption in North America, Western Europe and Asia has surged more than threefold to a combined 4.2 million barrels per day as borders have reopened and carriers have operated at full capacity. Sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) are one of few low-carbon technologies with the potential to help decarbonize the aviation sector and are the only feasible option in the near term.


Effective preflight fuel planning is only possible when you associate with an aviation expert with fuel supply services and comprehensive understanding of regulations, policies and aircraft limitations and have timely access to all essential information inclusive of but not limited to weather, payload, maintenance status, crew limitations and departure, route and arrival delays and restrictions.

For clients who wants to ensure they are receiving the best jet fuel price turn to our expertise. When there is plenty of jet fuel around, the price you pay to refuel should be comparatively less. Unfortunately, this could not be always favorable especially when you are a one-off customer with no previous history in the area. This is where collaborating with AeroControl’s network of fuel providers benefit our clients. Finding zero rated fuel suppliers or VAT exempt fuel and tracking down fuel suppliers who can refuel aircraft with no additional costs can turn beneficial. With AeroControl’s extensive network of aviation fuel suppliers, finding cost-effective jet fuel solutions turns out as an easy process

Reference: Various sources

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ICAO Sets 2050 Goal For Net Zero Carbon Emission Air Travel

Aviation industry bodies have welcomed the resolution passed by governments at the ICAO’s triennial assembly in Montreal adopting the goal of net-zero carbon emissions for international flights by 2050.New aircraft technologies, streamlined flight operations and the increased deployment of sustainable aviation fuels will play crucial roles towards target

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The adoption of the long-term aspirational goal at Icao’s 41st assembly in Montreal will be crucial in the global push to achieve climate change and environmental goals, but will require co-ordination on viable financing and investment support, as per the 193-member UN agency.

Industry groups say adoption of the long-term aspirational goal (LTAG) aligns governments with their own resolutions to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, such as that adopted by IATA airlines members in 2021. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICSO) have agreed to set the year 2050 as their target to achieve net zero carbon emissions for air travel, in a milestone agreement that starts the clock on the industry.

Source ICAO

The aviation industry’s commitment to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 requires supportive government policies. Now that governments and industry are both focused on net zero by 2050, expectations on policy initiatives in key areas of decarbonization, such as incentivizing the production capacity of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) are much stronger

The costs of decarbonizing aviation are in the trillions of dollars and the timeline to transition a global industry is long. With the right government policies SAF could reach a tipping point in 2030 that will lead to net-zero goal.

The aviation industry is currently responsible for 2.5 per cent to 3 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions worldwide, and the switch to renewable fuels is proving challenging, even though the industry and energy companies are seeking progress. Airlines are expected to narrow their losses in 2022, from $42bn last year to $9.7bn this year, as air travel demand makes a strong rebound, with a return to profitability expected in 2023

Source: ICAO



The start of autumn brings an array of business aviation shows. As with previous years, AeroControl Group will be well represented at each show with our experts from aircraft operations management. One of the most rewarding show, NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is the largest event focused on business aviation

With NBAA22 just a few weeks away, here’s some tips for getting the most out of show

 NBAA checklist


-Prepare a check list of what you want to take to the show every day, business cards, day pack , badge and much more.  There’s nothing worse than getting to the show realizing you missed something important.

-Missing luggage is a common issue when it comes to air travel. Air Tags can be a great way to track your baggage and expedite the process of getting your lost luggage.



While NBAA offers great educational opportunities. NBAA’s events address current industry trends and issues, key to the successful day-to-day operation of aviation business. You can review the official NBAA agenda well in advance of the show and schedule time to attend the sessions that best fit your goals and interests. Apart from Official NBAA sessions, many of the exhibitors offer educational sessions, one to one session for specific operational segments and latest technologies. If you are planning to have a session with exhibitors it is advisable to prepare a list in advance and reach out to find out what they’ll be featuring in their exhibit for you to pre-register.
Here’s the sneak peak of the schedule and events posted by NBAA that could be valuable


Make sure you are relaxed and productive once you leave NBAA. With more than 25,000 people and hundreds of exhibitors, it’s easy miss out or to be stuck in a prolonged conversation. Build buffers into your schedule and be prepared to adjust on the fly.
Note: Tuesday seems to be the busiest day on the show floor, Wednesday could be busier on the static, and Thursday can be a bit relaxed overall. Many take advantage of the slower Wednesday and Thursday times to set their meetings

Plan your meetings


It is highly recommended to pre-register online at the NBAA website, then pick up your badge at either the static display or at the self-service kiosk. Onsite registration and badge pick-up will be available daily from few days before the show. There is high chance of kiosks getting congested, so try to get the badge no later than the Monday afternoon to avoid the lines. If you can’t preregister online and must register onsite for any reason, try to visit around Monday afternoon before 5:00 pm when you arrive from airport


Plan to network and meet new contacts to make the NBAA nightlife as productive as the day. As dinners are a perfect choice to meet and be free from the hustle, it is better to plan appointments now. Exhibitor-hosted events are another great way to go and could offer a lot to choose. Reach out to exhibitors you work well with in advance of the show


The highest priority of all is your health and safety. As you are getting exposed to a wider network at the event ,make sure to have the required essentials (masks, sanitizers, medicines etc.) Consult with your health practitioner before planning your trip to stay safe.

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