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INDUSTRY EXPERT
COLUMN:

GROUND HANDLING

The 4 T's of Aircraft Fueling
From technology to talent, training to tools, these best practices keep fueling
operations cost-effective, safe and productive.
By Stan Livingston

G

reat ground crews know that a speedy
turnaround takes more than an eye on
the clock and a can-do attitude. Safely and
accurately fueling aircraft within a given
window takes good planning and the right tools.
But the most important element is the crew that
handles both.
Let's look at four best practices that keep operations on target and on time.

TALENT:

Attract and Retain the Best

Photo courtesy of ABM

If time is money, that can't only be true of labor
costs. It's also true of the results. Aircraft fuelers

are in a unique position to understand the cost
of delay.
According to Airlines for America (A4A), the
average cost of a minute of aircraft block time
is $74.40 per minute. Fuel is a large part of that
calculation, at $27.01, but not all of it. From that
perspective, the time is worth more than the fuel.
An engaged employee that will anticipate and prepare for the aircraft's arrival in order to minimize
the turn time (while remaining focused on safety)
is a worthy investment.
Attracting and retaining the best talent also
takes great management. An informed staffing model is a key best practice. In this case,

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ground Support Worldwide

Business Buzz
Industry Expert Column - Ground Handling
What's the Plan for Your PM?
The Who, What, Where and When of Airport Operations
Alternative Energy's Emergence in Europe
Securing a Diverse and Skilled Workforce Amid Labor-Related Headwinds
Safe Inflation that Won't Fall Flat
Product Hangar
Editor's Note: Time to Recognize our Finest
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