Historic Alaskan company joins Avfuel network

PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska —  Colville, Inc. has joined the Avfuel FBO network. Founded in the 1950s by pioneer bush pilot, Bud Helmericks, to serve Alaska’s unique needs, Colville is a part of the state’s rich, fascinating history.

Colville’s Flight Operations Center now offers AVTRIP points and Avfuel Contract Fuel to participating customers.

“We are pleased to welcome Colville’s Flight Operations Center to the Avfuel network of premier FBOs,” said Avfuel Vice President Marketing Marci Ammerman. “This fantastic FBO location is dedicated to customer care and safety. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”

“As the region’s oldest service company, Colville is an experienced and reliable partner when working on Alaska’s North Slope,” said Mark Helmericks, a son of the founder. “We have the Arctic capabilities, staff, and infrastructure to support operations on land, in the air, at sea, and over the ice.”

Colville’s Flight Operations Center provides 24-hour fuel service, a passenger lounge, pilot briefing room, and more. Courtesy shuttle service is provided around the airport and the FBO’s staff will arrange vehicle rentals, hotels, meals, cargo handling and other special needs.

Colville’s Flight Operations center is located on the northeast side of the Deadhorse Airport adjacent to Taxiway E.

For more on Colville’s founder Bud Helmericks, you can view this video

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