Aviation fuel supply management is a complex process that includes an entire chain of participants starting from the jet fuel suppliers and ending with airlines, each of them obligating to ensure the best quality of service for the sake of flight safety.
The actual delivery of fuel into an aircraft’s tanks is the final link and one that is unlikely to be fully automated in the foreseeable future.
Aviation fuel providers could implement more automation now, but are relying on a system of checks and balances to assure safe and accurate delivery.
Automating administrative and data-gathering tasks and digitizing records saves time and money and enhances accuracy and efficiency.
Airlines expect great service at competitive costs from their refueling supplier. Today’s digital supply chain helps the supplier deliver.
Digital reporting and recordkeeping pay dividends beyond quicker turnaround and more timely flight departures.
Blockchain’s fate as hype or help remains to be seen, but like other technological breakthroughs, some say it holds the potential to remake sectors of the aerospace industry such as leasing and parts procurement.
After literally years of hype and anticipation, blockchain is finally going mainstream in the aviation supply chain.