Updated RocketRoute app takes off


AIRPORTS / EUROPE | 24/05/2017

Air BP and RocketRoute launched an significantly updated version of the RocketRoute app during this week’s European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The app is taking its service offering beyond fuel and flight planning. According to a company statement, the new RocketRoute app will offer a complete digital one-stop-shop. Pilots will be able to connect directly with thousands of ground handlers, FBOs and aviation providers worldwide. Customers can easily source and view any service provider at a particular airport. Users then simply select the services they require and complete their order.

Both companies are showcasing the new app in the Palexpo exhibition halls this week.

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“This new all-embracing RocketRoute app is something we have been developing in collaboration with Air BP since late last year,” says RocketRoute Co-Founder Kurt Lyall. “It brings together everything in a single integrated service, making it easier for the pilot to communicate with their preferred service providers and paperwork for the operator. We liberate the pilot to focus on flying, saving time and effort for everyone. It will also provide solutions for those trip planning issues that pilots and operators have identified as being the most problematic and time-consuming.”

“We identified the synergy with RocketRoute right from the outset as we set out to explore how we could work together to offer a wider range of services beyond fuel pre-ordering and purchasing,” adds Air BP General Aviation Global Marketing Director Irene Lores. “We are well placed to respond to market demand among pilots and corporate flight departments to hold all the information they need for their flights in one place.”

Air BP and RocketRoute became partners at AERO Friedrichshafen last year, when the international fuel provider took a minority stake in the aviation services company.