EPIC and U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation Network Announce Global Card Acceptance
Dynamic collaboration simplifies business aviation transactions
SALEM, Ore. & MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pilots no longer need a wallet full of charge-card options when traveling domestically or internationally. EPIC® and U.S. Bank today announced the release of the enhanced EPIC Card℠, cobranded with the U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation Network-- the first card issued by a fuel supplier to provide global acceptance via U.S. Bank’s exclusive, aviation-specific network.
“Adding the EPIC Card as a payment option at all of our FBO-serviced locations makes both the EPIC Card and the U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation Network even more convenient for customers.”
The EPIC Card can now be presented at thousands of fixed-base operator (FBO) locations globally that process through the U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation Network. For EPIC cardholders, this means all card transactions will appear on one statement each month for streamlined reconciliation. A mobile app and a dedicated website provide online settlement, tracking and account-specific pricing.
“For maximum convenience, and to lighten the weight of a pilot’s wallet, EPIC cardholders can utilize the iGo EPIC℠ app to transact with a digital card and access account-specific pricing for Preferred EPIC Card FBO locations,” explains EPIC Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy Steve McCullough. “Expanding the EPIC Card’s acceptance through the U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation Network is the latest in our ongoing focus on product development and enhancements. We look forward to offering current customers the expanded functionality and to welcoming new EPIC Cardholders.”
This month, all existing EPIC cardholders will receive a black EPIC Card with silver metallic EPIC and Multi Service Aviation logos. All the benefits cardholders have valued in the EPIC Card will continue with the addition of broader acceptance.
“EPIC has tapped into the power of our well-established platform for processing card transactions,” said U.S. Bank Payment Sales and Client Relationship Executive Jeff Rankin. “Adding the EPIC Card as a payment option at all of our FBO-serviced locations makes both the EPIC Card and the U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation Network even more convenient for customers.”
EPIC is an aviation fuel supplier with primary operations throughout the U.S. and Canada including the EPIC FBO Network® and UVair FBO Network℠. EPIC’s supply system consists of nearly 300 supply points in the U.S. and Canada selected to provide our customers with a reliable and secure fuel supply. The system utilizes a broad network of refineries, terminals, pipelines, and railcars to serve over 4,000 diverse customers including Airlines, Cargo Operators, Business Aviation Flight Departments, Fixed Base Operators and Resellers. EPIC specializes in innovative customer solutions and industry-leading fuel quality assurance programs. Learn more about EPIC at www.EPICaviationllc.com.
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $371 billion in assets as of March 31, 2014, is the parent company of U.S. Bank National Association, the 5th-largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,083 banking offices in 25 states and 4,878 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust, and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.