Steve Woods is an expert on aviation fuel and taxes and fees related to Jet-A1 uplifts. He currently serves as Director, Sales & Supply, Europe, Middle East, Africa, & Asia-Pacific, UVair, and has more than 12 years’ experience with Universal.
A native of the United Kingdom, prior to joining the UVair Fuel team, Steve served in management positions in both Trip Support Services and ground handling at Universal, giving him an overall breadth of knowledge of all areas of flight operations. One of Steve’s specialties is his understanding of the complicated and varying differences by country of value added taxes throughout Europe, as he played an integral role in launching the UVair European Fuel Services Limited in 2009.
Steve can be reached at email@example.com.
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In today’s economy, business aviation operators are looking to reduce operating costs whenever and wherever possible. The ability to exempt Value Added Tax (VAT) on aviation fuel purchases will save you an average of 19-20% on fuel uplifts in Europe, and this translates into dramatic operating cost savings over time. Operators must, however, do their [...]
This aviation blog post is part of a series on tax issues impacting business jet operators. Valued Added Tax (VAT) can add 15-25% to all aircraft- and business-related expenses while in the European Union (EU). The good news is that these taxes, in many cases, can be exempted at the pump or reclaimed after the [...]
This aviation blog post is part of a series on aircraft fueling for business aviation and continues from our last post: 5 Best Practices When Making Aircraft Fueling Arrangements. Jet fuel taxes vary by location and can more than double the base fuel price on international trips. There’s a lot to consider in terms of [...]
This aviation blog post is part of a series on aviation fueling tips and tricks for business jet operators. Planning fuel uplifts in advance is one of the best ways corporate operators can save money. Confirming credit in advance is particularly important – especially if you’re flying to a new or remote destination. Fuel taxes [...]