Fred Quinonez

Trip Cost Estimator Fred Quinonez has been in the aviation industry almost 24 years and tis an expert at estimating general aviation (GA) trip costs. Fred takes a comprehensive approach in proactively estimating costs for upcoming client trips and recently received an Employee of the Quarter award. With a background that includes over 10 years with the U.S. Navy, 4 years in active reserves with the U.S. Air Force and a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, Fred has enjoyed a varied career and has established a wide range of expertise throughout the industry. He can be reached at fredquinonez@univ-wea.com.

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Air Navigation Costs for Business Aviation – Part 2: Calculating and Paying Fees

Air Navigation Costs for Business Aviation – Part 2: Calculating and Paying Fees

Air navigation fees (“nav fees”) are almost universally applicable when using another country’s airspace. As these charges vary, and can be high in some cases, it’s best to obtain nav fee estimates in advance. By varying the route of flight, you may be able to cut down on total nav…

January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Air Navigation Costs for Business Aviation – Part 1: Key Considerations

Air Navigation Costs for Business Aviation – Part 1: Key Considerations

When flying internationally, you’ll usually be paying air navigation fees (“nav fees”) to some country or group of countries. While these costs vary depending on where you are in the world, some regions can be particularly expensive. Being aware of applicable nav fees, and payment…

January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments More
Estimating Aircraft Ground Handling Costs: Part 2– Handling Estimates & Cost Considerations

Estimating Aircraft Ground Handling Costs: Part 2– Handling Estimates & Cost Considerations

If you’re a business aircraft operator conducting a mission to a new destination where you haven’t been before, obtaining a price estimate in advance is pretty much a standard practice – especially in the case of cost-sensitive charter operations. When doing so, you’ll want to see a full itemization of services, and ground support equipment (GSE) requirements, to avoid any unexpected surprises…

March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Estimating Aircraft Ground Handling Costs: Part 1– Basic Considerations

Estimating Aircraft Ground Handling Costs: Part 1– Basic Considerations

Aircraft ground handling costs within the international operating environment vary depending on a number of factors. While basic handling service costs may be quite predictable, they have the potential to change on the day of operation – often as a result of additional requests, a different arrival/departure time, and/or where you end up parking on the airfield…

March 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Estimating Costs of Your Bizav Trip – Part 2: Additional Considerations

Estimating Costs of Your Bizav Trip – Part 2: Additional Considerations

In part one of these article series, we covered the basic components of a trip cost estimate. Trip cost estimates range from basic navigation, airport, and handling fee estimates to complete estimates of all costs likely to be incurred on a particular trip – including fuel uplifts, credit arrangements, and 4th-party services…

December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments More
Estimating Costs of your BizAv Trip – Part 1: Cost Considerations

Estimating Costs of your BizAv Trip – Part 1: Cost Considerations

Early in the trip planning phase many business aircraft operators like to pre-calculate estimated trip costs. Accuracy of such pre-trip cost estimates is highly dependent upon the operator providing as full and accurate details on trip schedule and services needed as possible..

December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments More