Pilots can compare fuel prices via mobile devices with a new Jeppesen software product.
Jeppesen Mobile allows users to compare fuel prices at 3,500 FBOs at 2,300 U.S. airports.
“With the current high fuel price situation in the U.S., Jeppesen Mobile customers can now have instant access to the most up-to-date domestic fuel pricing information available on the Web, potentially saving hundreds of dollars on a cross country flight,” said Dan McGaw, Jeppesen business programs manager.
Updated on a daily basis, pricing information for 100LL and Jet A are sorted by distance and direction to the airport using the advanced fuel search feature now integrated into Jeppesen Mobile’s A/FD (Airport/Facilities Directory).
Jeppesen is currently working to develop a Blackberry version of Jeppesen Mobile for release in early 2009. The new Jeppesen Mobile fuel search feature is included in the $169 price for the service, which also includes a year of update services. Subscription renewals will cost $129 per year. Pilots can download a trial version of Jeppesen Mobile online. The trial version can be downloaded directly to a phone or to a personal computer, and then uploaded to a phone or other mobile device.