The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport has completed the changeover to a new fuel supplier.
Avfeul will supply fuel to the airport after board members awarded a contract to the company in September. Airport Manager Dean Selby said Avfuel provides a better marketing plan and has the ability to quickly supply fuel.
“They’ve also agreed to pay to replace the major portion of our self-serve fuel dispenser,” Selby said. “We’ll have a local grant match for it, so their granting us a sum of money to go toward that. It leaves about $3,000 to replace the whole self-serve dispenser, as far as the credit card processing and the transaction side of it. It’s really nice because the machine that we had was a 1993 model and it was still on dial up.”
Shell Aviation previously supplied fuel to the airport, but without a contract. Selby said he’s excited about doing business with the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company.
“We are now an Avfuel dealer,” Selby said. “We’re on their software and we’re actually selling their fuel now. We’re waiting on signage and uniforms and then we’ll pretty much be complete.”
The airport’s board of directors began seeking requests for proposals (RFP’s) from potential fuel suppliers in July. Phillips 66, Epic, Shell, and Avfuel submitted proposals.
According to the Avfuel website, the company has more than 3,000 worldwide locations and more than 650 Avfuel Branded Dealers throughout North America and Europe.