World Fuel Services has expanded its branded fuel network across Canada with the addition of 34 new locations that were formerly served by ExxonMobil and/or Imperial Oil, it announced today at the 2017 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC). “It is our great privilege to have the opportunity to serve these FBOs with our solutions, earn their trust & further establish the World Fuel Services Network in more areas of Canada,” said Steve Drzymalla, the fuel provider’s senior vice president of general aviation. “Our experienced team has already begun tailoring our solutions to meet each location’s specific needs.”
As part of the network, the new locations—including the Sky Service FBO chain’s four bases, Executive Aviation Fuels three FBOs and Lockhart Aviation Services two facilities—will have access to World’s comprehensive business and general aviation FBO solutions such as training, equipment and marketing support. The network includes locations under the World Fuel Services, Ascent and Phillips 66 Aviation fuel brands, along with the Air Elite Diamond Service brand. Participants can offer to flight departments World Fuel Services contract fuel, with an extra bonus for operators who use their Avcard to earn FlyBuys Rewards points with every purchase
07FEB; Avfuel: Effective January 31, 2017, Castle & Cooke Aviation’s three FBOs in Van Nuys, California (KVNY); Honolulu, Hawaii (PHNL); and Everett, Washington (KPAE) became new significant locations in the Avfuel Network of 650+ branded FBOs.
“Our goal for 2017 is to grow and strengthen the Avfuel Network—that means not just increasing the number of locations, but adding quality locations. And nothing says quality like the reputation Castle & Cooke Aviation has earned these past 35 plus years,” said Mark Haynes, vice president of sales for Avfuel. “We’re proud to align ourselves with such an upstanding operation that values safety and service above all else.”
Avfuel Corporation announced Rider Jet Center, the sole FBO at Hagerstown Regional Airport-Richard A Henson Field,
has joined its Network branded FBOs.
“We continuously strive to strengthen and enhance our Network with meaningful locations for our pilots,” said Joel Hirst, vice president of sales for Avfuel. “Rider Jet Center is a perfect location to add substantial value to our customers looking for Avfuel’s services in the eastern part of the U.S. They run an upstanding operation with which Avfuel is proud to align itself.”
Rider Jet Center is a full-service FBO in Western Maryland, offering aviation services to every aircraft, pilot and passenger that lands on its ramp. Owned by David and Ben Rider, the father/son duo established the FBO on the basic principle of the Golden Rule: treat guests as they would like to be treated when flying into an FBO.
VIP Terminal Extension at Belfast International Airport Granted
February 5th 2017, Belfast International Airport/EGAA, Northern Ireland
Barely 18 months after opening their full service FBO at Belfast International Airport, Global Trek Aviation has been granted permission by the airport to extend their FBO facility building by 100%! This follows ever increasing US corporate aviation & ferry flight use of the existing facility.
Back in mid 2015 GTA may have been a new start up but with a team of highly experienced industry professionals who had worked for such companies as Landmark Aviation, Ocean Sky and RSS across the UK it quickly became a success!
At Belfast International they built a brand new facility which included a very spacious VIP lounge, crew centre, showers and Operations Control Centre next to the GA Ramp. The facility boasts excellent privacy with its own secure entrance and car park well away from the commercial terminal.
On the ramp an impressive GSE display includes two Jet A-1 trucks (43,000 Litre and 17,000 Litre), three diesel tugs, three Houchin 690-C GPU, 2 wide bodied air stairs, Lav truck, potable water truck, as well as their VIP ground transportation fleet.
Global Trek MD David McColm comments “Our facility has been getting busier by the month and we have taken the decision to plan for future growth at an early stage. Doubling the floor space will allow us to provide even greater comfort for our clients, put in additional amenities and expand our Operations Control Centre to keep up with customer demand”
Brian Carlin, Belfast International Airports Director of Commercial Development in welcoming the expansion plans said “Global Trek has shown the depth of their industry experience and commitment by hitting the ground running, delivering a first class experience to their clients and investing in infrastructure, GSE and personnel training from the very start”
Going to NBAA SDC ? Meet the Global Trek Aviation FBO team, Booth 1928. General Manager Gordon Bingham & Flight Supervisor Philip Armstrong will be there to tell you why GTA FBO is the very best Tech Stop choice on the North Atlantic. With a NATA Safety 1st trained team & our two Jet A-1 trucks always next to the GA ramp offering excellent fuel prices, all the GSE you could wish for, 24H operations & no night curfews, Global Trek Aviation FBO at Belfast/EGAA/BFS is standing by for you!
Avflight has expanded its FBO network to 16 locations with its latest acquisition of JPS Aviation, the lone service provider at Louisiana’s Monroe Regional Airport/KMLU, Louisiana, USA.
Its facility features a 6,000 sq ft two story terminal with pilots' lounge, snooze room, shower facilities, outdoor balcony, 10 seat conference room & onsite car rental. The location also offers 150,000 sq ft of hangar space capable of storing super-midsize jets> Avflight is in the process of having the facility’s Part 145 maintenance and avionics certificate transferred.
“Joining Avflight is a grand opportunity for our FBO and the airport,” said John Mullen, the FBO’s general manager. ‘We’ve always delivered a high standard of service, but the level of support and branding recognition Avflight provides will help us thrive in an evolving market for years to come.”
Established in 1982, General Aviation Services FBO, Lonestar Executive Airport (CXO), Texas, USA switched hands to new owners Herd Air Group, this summer. With the transition the new owner plans to keep much of the FBO’s legacy intact, including its name, its focus on superb service, its passion for aviation and its branding relationship with Avfuel, offering Avfuel Contract Fuel and AVTRIP Points.
“I was impressed by the spirit of the operation,” said Chad Herdrich, owner. “I’m excited to join together with the passionate team here at General Aviation Services FBO. They value what’s important: safety, service and a love for aviation.”
Guests to General Aviation Services FBO enjoy a professional yet comfortable atmosphere full of flying enthusiasts and lively conversation. With the best maintenance crew in the Houston area, customers are assured their aircraft are in the most competent, safe hands. In addition, General Aviation Services FBO is offering no ramp fees and provides state-of-the-art trucks, a pilot conference room, pilot lounge and cinema, kitchen, free WiFi, rental and courtesy cars, available conference room and office space, and overnight hangar space. Situated between taxi ways B and C, General Aviation Services FBO is in prime position for the airport’s best quick turns.
Moroccan Aviation Service have announced that they have signed an agreement with World Fuel Services to set up fuel uplifts at its stations across Morocco where they provide representation, supervision & ground support services, including Agadir, Casablanca, Dakhla, Errachidia, Essaouira, Fes, Laayoune, Marrakesh, Nador, Ouarzazate, Oujda, Rabat, Tanger & Tan Tan.
Managing Director, Mohamed Outamrarht says that "We are delighted to be working with WFS, a global leader in aviation fuel supply & we can now ensure the very best price & quality control for Jet A-1 across our network together with a smooth & efficient service for our clients"
Air Elite FBO Network Opens in Larnaca/LCLK, Cyprus
4/12/2016 8:45:23 PM
Skylink Services, the lone ground handling service provider for business aircraft at Cyprus’s Larnaca Int./LCLK, became the 52nd Diamond Service member of the Air Elite Network, an international group of FBOs established in 2011 from the remnants of the Avitat network. Skylink’s 17,000 sq ft facility is open 24/7 & features a spacious lounge that can accommodate 60 pax, refreshments, a private meeting room with media & visual equipment, complimentary Wi-Fi access & car rental.
A separate crew rest area & briefing facility with flight planning & WX services. The FBO also offers on-site CIQ, along with aircraft refueling, landing & overflight permits. It operates a fleet of Mercedes & BMWs for executive transportation. The Cyprus government selected Skylink to construct & operate the airport’s head-of-state lounge facility, which is reserved for visiting dignitaries.
The Air Elite Network is part of the U.S.based World Fuel Services group.
World Fuel Services and Deer Jet Group expanded their eight-year relationship by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at ABACE today for the former to provide global aviation support solutions for Deer Jet’s 8 FBOs in China and business aircraft handling subsidiary Honor Aviation.
Under the agreement, World Fuel Services will allow Deer Jet FBOs & Honor Aviation to accept its Avcard charge card for payment. More than 30,000 aircraft operators & pilots use Avcard worldwide for aircraft purchases such as fuel, ground handling & maintenance. Avcard is accepted at more than 7,600 locations in more than 190 countries.
The agreement also covers World Fuel/Colt trip support’s promotion & designation of Honor Aviation as a preferred ground handler & aircraft cleaning service. This includes Colt contract fueling at Honor Aviation. As such, aircraft operators will have local support from World Fuel/Colt’s Shanghai office & access to pricing at more than 3,000 locations worldwide. World Fuel’s Shanghai is staffed with employees with local expertise & knowledge to support regional business aviation needs.
In addition, the two organizations will work together to explore opportunities to expand & improve Deer Jet’s FBO network. These efforts include support of Deer Jet FBO’s application for membership in World Fuel’s Air Elite Network of “exceptional” FBOs.
FEB17: Woodgate Aviation is joining the Avfuel network operating out of its new hangar and office complex at Belfast International Airport. Ahead of its official opening, the hangar is already functioning at capacity, accommodating a variety of aircraft and carrying out maintenance work.
“Our hangar will allow us to welcome more customers and our partnership with Avfuel will help us to support their needs,” said David Shaw, general manager of Woodgate Aviation. “We’re eager to handle the increase in traffic with exceptional service.”
The new, 33,000 square foot hangar is an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient facility, featuring long hangar doors, which operate on hydraulics. The new hangar is complete with office and reception areas, totaling a £2 million private investment that advances Belfast International Airport’s wider vision of development.
Aviation Business Strategies Group (ABSG) has released the results of its annual fuel sales survey & forecast. According to the FBO consultancy’s principals, John Enticknap and Ron Jackson, based on the survey results, 54% of service providers in the U.S.A. reported an increase in fuel sales last year compared with 2014. That continues a trend over the past several years, with 49% noting an increase in 2014 & 43% in 2013.
“This is the first time since we started the survey that more than 50% of the respondents experienced an increase in fuel sales over the previous year,” noted Enticknap. “Although the benchmark numbers show a positive trend, nearly 30% of the FBOs participating in our recent survey had a decrease in sales. This is still a fractured marketplace that is showing some positive signs of recovery.” Looking ahead, more than 90% of the respondents to the survey said they expect to see the same or increased fuel sales this year compared to 2015, Jackson said. “If this forecast holds up, 2016 could prove to be a watershed year for the industry.”
Avfuel announces that Lake Simcoe Regional Airport has joined the Avfuel Network as a fuel & branding partner. Originally opened in 1991, this Ontario-based regional airport is located between Barrie and Orillia, ON - a rapidly growing community just north of Toronto. The FBO is only a short drive away from Toronto itself and minutes away from Ontario’s Cottage Country.
Bestfly becomes only FBO to provide aviation fuel in Sub-Saharan Africa
Bestfly, the Angola-based aviation services company has announced toady at EBACE 2015, where it is exhibiting on the African Pavilion booth A065, that it has signed an agreement with Angola’s energy company Sonangol to operate its own dedicated fuel bowser.
The agreement enables Bestfly to control fuel supply to aircraft from its own 45 000 litre bowser provided by Sonangol of Angola. The truck is parked at the FBO, branded in Bestfly colours and is operated by Bestfly team members, making Bestfly the only FBO with a dedicated aviation fuel supply in the Sub-Saharan area of Africa.
Under the terms of the agreement Sonangol will provide continued access to the bowser and aviation fuel. In addition Sonangol has trained the three-man team operating the bowser in safe operations, human factors and all elements of secure fuel handling which enables the company to offer 24/7 fuel services to arriving and departing aircraft. To streamline the system even further Sonangol has a single point of contact in the accounts department handling accounting, fuel requests and pre-flight inquiries making the fuel administration process leaner for all concerned
Bestfly has been Sonangol’s largest dedicated private aviation fuel customer since the FBO opened five years ago, and the agreement is an extension of this long-standing relationship. “We have a lot of trust between the companies and this has helped us reach this agreement,” says Nuno Pereira, Managing Director of Bestfly. “ We have seen a dramatic rise in demand over the last couple of years, and Sonangol has acknowledged the increased volume of our uptake. We are delighted they have agreed to work with us to enable a more efficient service to our customers, “ adds Pereira. The placement of the bowser at the Bestfly FBO supports an even better turn round time.
Executive aircraft movements in and out of Luanda International Airport continue to grow as the mineral and energy markets grow; and the diversification of the Angolan economy continues. The new deal will support this growth. The bowser began operations in April 2015, and has already fuelled aircraft up to Airbus Corporate Jet ACJ320 in size. For larger aircraft Sonangol will provide a second bowser as needed. “Our customers have an improved experience as a result of the deal and we are delighted to be one of the few FBOs in Africa that can supply aviation fuel direct to the aircraft, its still unusual on the continent for an FBO to control their fuel supply but we hope this is the start of a trend” adds Pereira.
05MAY2015: Total & Conoil low stocks Jet A-1. Cita has fuel but for carnet operations only. Before departing for DNMM or any Nigerian airport first check availability with your trip support service provider.
Reports that Low Fuel warning at DNMM now turned to NIL STOCK.
MRS Oil Nigeria temp out of stock. So Aviation were picking up the slack until today.
Local FBO expect stocks to be replenished by 01MAY15
APRIL 16, 2015. Marshall Aviation Services, UK (BHX/EGBB), the business aviation segment of the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, announces their partnership with Avfuel as a member of the global network of Avfuel Branded FBOs. Located at Birmingham Airport with its’ 10,000 ft. runway, Marshall Aviation guests will enjoy a newly constructed 44,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility that includes 27,000 square feet of hangar space. A beautiful wall of glass windows along the front of the building provides an excellent view of all aircraft on the ramp.
“Marshall Aviation Services is an absolute asset to the Birmingham Airport,” says Marci Ammerman, Vice President Marketing for Avfuel. “Avfuel is proud to partner with an FBO with such standards of excellence. They offer first class handling services and are equipped to accommodate even the largest aircraft with hangarage, low cost apron parking, aircraft operations, line-service, charter, aircraft management and more.”
According to James Dillon-Godfray, Vice President Business Development, “Birmingham Airport ranks among the top 10 business airports in the UK; it is considered to be desirable alternative to congested London Airspace. We take pride in providing the very best services to every individual guest that utilizes our facilities,” says Dillon-Godfray. “Those traveling for business will appreciate our proximity to International Convention Centre (ICC) and helicopter shuttle services to London.”