Aviation Fuel Procurement

Aviation Fuel Procurement

Aviation fuel is one of the biggest variable costs for any airline operation. Some airlines, especially small or start-up carriers, do not employ experienced fuel buyers, or may simply want to contract out this service to experienced fuel procurement specialists to secure certainty, flexibility and savings in terms of operational cost and fuel price.


It is critical to have a strategy for the procurement of your aviation fuel in a market where pricing and supply can be volatile. This will ensure:

  • The most competitive aviation fuel acquisition price
  • Security of supply for a defined contract period, preferably adhering to an IATA framework fuel contract
  • Streamlined and efficient contract and tender negotiation and award process
  • Facility to obtain fuel at short notice in alternate and ad-hoc locations around the world.


Saffron Star Aviation Fuel Consultancy can take ownership of your fuel procurement programme globally or assist with a one-off urgent purchase from an alternate location, through our fuel procurement services. Working closely with your management team, we can manage or advise on your annual tender process and ad-hoc requirements. Alternatively, if you would like us to carry out an audit on your current fuel procurement processes and pricing, we offer a fuel procurement health check.


Our services include:

  • Aviation fuel procurement health check
  • Risk assessments
  • Aviation fuel budgeting and planning
  • Aviation fuel strategy
  • Aviation fuel procurement
  • Aviation fuel accounting
  • Troubleshooting.


We are experienced at working with major oil companies, regionals, traders, resellers and nationals with industry and procurement experts in our team. We have a strong network of contacts within the supply community, where we gather up-to-date information and intelligence around pricing.