29-Jan-2015 Source: Fireblade
South African-basedFireblade Aviation (Pty) which manages the only Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport(ORT) has selected FBO One, from Amsterdam Software, as its online management tool to run its FBO and fuel management activity.
Fireblade Aviation FBO, which became operational on 1 September 2014, is aiming to fulfil a market demand for a world-class international FBO facility at South Africa’s main airport. To this end it offers24 hour refuelling from a brand new on-site fuel farm, flight planning, a full concierge service to arrange ground and onward arrangements including commercial aircraft connections, aircraft detailing, apron parking, ground power units, potable water, South African landing clearance, inflight catering, an exclusive VIP lounge, a dedicated spa, meeting rooms, and full crewfacilities. International customs and immigration approval services are anticipated to be on offer by the end of the first quarter to compliment the existing services.
“Our service offering is expansive which generates a huge amount of planning, paperwork, communications and logistics across all the departments involved. We need to ensure we can easily follow the requirements of each client. The FBO One software has an intuitive interface, and offers us the capability to customise it to our own unique service levels. This was one of the principle reasons we selected the product,” explains Bjorn Ischner, Fireblade Aviation General Manager.
The online product has the added benefit for Fireblade Aviation of being accessible on any (mobile) device. With the footprint of the Fireblade Aviation hangars, apron, fuel farm and main building spreading over more than 60,000 sqmthe option to access the required information from anywhere ensures workflow efficiency.
“The selection of FBO One as the software management system to support the business reflects our desire to provide our clients with the highest quality service from operational handling to providing accurate and timely invoicing. We are already seeing the benefits of the software and are excited to be working with this leading provider,” concludesBjörn.
General Manager Bjorn Ischner will attend the NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers conference in San Jose in February.
About Fireblade Aviation
Fireblade Aviation launched in September 2014 at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. It is the first full service FBO at the airport.
Fireblade Aviation also operates its own AOC. Available for charter is an Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter, a Pilatus PC12NG, a Learjet 45XR and a Global 6000, all of these aircraft feature unique African art on their paintwork.
Two hangars provide over 16,500 square meters for parking and maintenance operations for managed and independently owned aircraft.