Fuel Consortium Formed To Cut Costs

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A group called the National Aviation Fuel Consortium (NAFC) says GA pilots deserve the same kind of deals on jet fuel that some relatively high-volume users get. The NAFC is urging individual pilots to join the consortium and sign a petition to lobby for a break on rapidly escalating fuel costs. "The [NAFC] is forming an alliance of general aviation fuel buyers," says the NAFC Web site. "NAFC's initiative is to implement cost effective, unbundled general aviation fuel price methods." The group says it has no issue with paying for other FBO services like waste handling, APU service, ramp fees and the like but GA fuel buyers shouldn't pay more for fuel just because they buy it individually. The organization wants to get GA pilots the same sort of "cost plus" deal afforded the regional airlines, military, fractionals and resellers.