The data standards for the entire fuelling cycle from tender/bid to invoicing were developed with airlines and industry partners through the Fuel Data Standards Group. These standards allow a paperless fuelling cycle to be conducted. The standards are available for free download below.

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The ramp is a highly complex area with several vehicular movements under the aircraft during the turnaround process and requires timely and accurate exchange of information between parties. Refueling is an essential part of this process. Using the Fuel Operational Messages (formerly known as ‘Pre-Transaction’ messages) allows communication with multiple stakeholders for an effective and efficient turnaround of the aircraft.

Adoption of these Industry data standards deliver substantial benefits to both suppliers and customers of aviation fuel, including:​

  • Improved data quality and accuracy
  • Improved staff productivity
  • Reduced number of disputes and queries
  • Improved timely invoice settlement and cash management
  • Improved customer service
  • Reduced cost of Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable (AR/AP) function
  • Reduced numbers of IT adaptors needed for the exchange of e-data with business partners​

Lifecycle of Fuel Data Standards​​​

The purpose of the proposed standard is to facilitate a cost effective exchange of data between parties to consummate a buy/sell transaction.

There are four separate XML Fuel Data standards that reflect the lifecycle of Fueling aircraft:

  • Tender / Bid: Enables tendering for a fuel contract, the award of a fuel contract and the acceptance of an award
  • Operational: Captures information required for a preliminary order through a revised and final order, concluding with a Fuel Summary
  • Transaction: Captures information required by the supplier or customer to process and settle an electronic fuel transaction
  • Invoice​​​: A standardized electronic invoice for fuel purchases that can be used by both fuel suppliers and airlines in the airline industry.

ORGANIZATIONS CURRENTLY SUPPORTING THE STANDARDS

Suppliers

TENDER/BID

CEPSA
Cosmo Oil
Gazpromneft-Aero
KazMunayGaz
Puma

OPERATIONAL

AFS Aviation Fuel Services
KazMunayGaz
Shell Aviation

TRANSACTION

AFS Aviation Fuel Services
CEPSA
Gazpromneft-Aero
KazMunayGaz
Neste Oil
Puma
Shell Aviation
Singapore Petroleum Company

INVOICE

AFS Aviation Fuel Services
CEPSA
Cosmo Oil
ENI
ENOC
EPIC Aviation
Gazpromneft-Aero
KazMunayGaz
PTT Oil
Puma
Q8 Aviation
Rubis Aviation
Shell Aviation
Singapore Petroleum Company
Socar Energy
Tamoil Italia
THY OPET

Airlines

TENDER/BID

Air France
Atlas Air

OPERATIONAL

Air Canada
Air France
Austrian
British Airways
Brussels
Eurowings
Finnair
Lufthansa
Swiss
UPS
Virgin Atlantic

TRANSACTION

Alitalia
ANA
Atlas Air
Austrian
Brussels
Eurowings
Finnair
Lufthansa
Malaysia Airlines
South African Airways
Swiss
UPS

INVOICE

Air France
Alitalia
ANA
Atlas Air
Austrian
British Airways
Brussels
Cathay Pacific Airways
China Eastern Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Emirates
Eurowings
Evelop Airlines
Finnair
Flydubai
Japan Airlines
KLM
Korean Air
Lufthansa
Malaysia Airlines
Martin Air
Qatar Airways
Singapore Airlines
Smartlynx Airlines
South African Airways
Swiss
TAP Air Portugal
Transavia
United Airlines
UPS
Virgin Atlantic
WestJet

Acess our full suite of data standards free, by completing and submitting the form below.

You can send any questions to the Fuel Data Standards Group to fdsg@iata.org.

Fuel Data Standards Group

The Aviation Fuel Data Standards Group develops and maintains industry fuel data standards for the efficient and effective data exchange across the aviation fuel industry. Adoption of these Industry data standards deliver substantial benefits to both suppliers and customers of aviation fuel.​​

The Group comprises Airline, Fuel Supplier and Into-Plane Service Provider representatives responsible for commercial aspects as well as those in charge of maintaining the Fuel Data Standards within their organizations.

To join the Group, participate in upcoming events or to seek additional information regarding the Group, please contact: FDSG@iata.org​.

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