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Aviaâ Announces Partnerships with UVair and Satcom Direct

 - May 29, 2018, 2:51 AM

Group purchasing start-up firm Aviaâ (Static SD05) has new supplier partnerships with UVair, the fuel division of Universal Weather and Aviation, and connectivity solutions provider Satcom Direct.

The alliance with UVair (Booth O90) introduces an Aviaâ-branded fueling card with exclusive rates for members. According to the company, UVair will provide the Aviaâ membership pool with ongoing best possible fuel pricing, potentially resulting in savings of "tens of thousands of dollars per year." Other benefits to members will include all-inclusive pricing, VAT compliance and exemption support, and online jet fuel management.

"Lost time, inaccurate taxes, and hidden fees are all elements adding risk and stress to operators' fuel purchases," said Dave Diulus, vice president of UVair, who added that the partnership with Aviaâ will allow customers to have confidence in their fuel purchases "regardless of aircraft size or fleet."

Aviaâ also announced SD (Booth W115) as its preferred satcom provider, a partnership that they expect will continue to grow and provide membership savings across the SD product and service portfolio, which includes not only connectivity but software, hardware, and cybersecurity among its offerings.

"SD consistently invests in technology, understands the market, and quickly responds to changing connectivity needs," said Miles Bailey, Aviaâ director of global supply chain. "They are a very progressive, agile partner."