FBO reaches out to VIPs

Bill Moltenbrey of Business Jet Center (BJC) at Dallas Love Field has added one more job to his growing list of duties — cleaning up after the FBO’s four-legged customers.

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New Customs office in works at FAR

Hector International Airport in Fargo, N.D., (FAR) has broken ground on a new U.S. Customs office. The new facility is being built on the North general aviation ramp between two of Fargo Jet Center’s main hangars.

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JZI installs U-Fuel fuel station

U-Fuel, a supplier of fuel stations to the aviation industry, has completed installation of its first “Box” fuel station at the Atlantic Aviation FBO at the Charleston Executive Airport (JZI), in Charleston, S.C.

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LOU FBO offers Kentucky Derby specials

The world’s fastest thoroughbreds will Run for the Roses at Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, but a few miles from Churchill Downs the race started early for Louisville Executive Aviation, as the FBO readied to handle four times its usual weekend traffic.

Celebrities, horse owners and racing fans in some 300 aircraft from Los Angeles to Dubai are expected to fly into Bowman Field (LOU) for the derby, known as “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports.”

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Sheltair to expand at FLL

Sheltair, Florida’s largest, privately-owned group of FBOs, has broken ground on its Phase I expansion plans at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with the construction of a new $13.6 million facility.

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FBO offers specials for Kentucky Derby

Aircraft Specialists Inc., located 15 minutes by car from the Churchill Downs, the site of the Kentucky Derby, is offering customers triple AVTRIP points on fuel purchases, as well as fuel discounts on quantity purchases. [Read more...]

Lauderdale Air Show returns

After a five year hiatus, the Lauderdale Air Show returns to Fort Lauderdalen April 28 – 29.

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Hill Aircraft joins Air Elite Network

Hill Aircraft located at Fulton County-Brown Field Atlanta (FTY) in Georgia has joined the Air Elite Network.

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The FBO fuel sales model is broken and anti-competitive

In almost every article about the future of leaded avgas, this statement appears, “… only one fuel will be stocked by the FBO system.” This particular quote comes from a reply by Mac McClellen to Todd Petersen in Mac’s latest Left Seat blog on the EAA’s website. You will also find it in almost every article and editorial from any aviation alphabet organization about the modern state of 100LL avgas.

My question is why are FBO’s the sole determinant of fuel sales on an airport? The answer is because of an obsolete view of what an FBO should do.

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Eagle Creek Aviation joins Avfuel network

Eagle Creek Aviation Services at Eagle Creek Airport (EYE) near Indianapolis has joined the Avfuel network of FBOs. It now offers Avfuel Contract Fuel, the AVTRIP rewards program, and a variety of additional products.

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