“This place reminds people of the TV show Wings,” said Genevieve “Gigi” Hazle, speaking about the APP Jet Center at St. Lucie International Airport in Fort Pierce, Fla. Hazle was the assistant manager at the facility when AIN visited the Florida FBO early last month, but has since been promoted to general manager at APP Jet Center in Hayward, Calif.
Fuel purchasing software developer FuelerLinx has launched the newest version of its fuel data tracking program. FuelerLinx 4.0 offers users networking capabilities in an application for mobile devices that allows for in-travel price comparisons.
GlobalAir.com’s new fuel-price app for the Apple iPad/iPhone delivers up-to-date avgas and jet-A prices in a simple and intuitive format. Unlike many other aviation apps that try to cram in as many features as possible, FBO Fuel Prices has only one purpose: to help you find the lowest 100LL and jet-A prices at airports in the U.S.
Continuing the recent trend of major oil companies scaling back their general aviation commitments, ExxonMobil confirmed to AIN today that it has decided to exit the general aviation fuels business and dissolve its network of Avitat-branded FBOs.
Enterprise Jet Center in Houston and Texas Jet in Fort Worth are the latest companies to join the recently formed Paragon Aviation Group network. “Joining the Paragon network of premier independent FBOs will give Texas Jet another competitive advantage in our head-to-head battle with a large FBO chain,” said Reed Pigman, founder and president of the Meacham Field facility. Enterprise is the newest FBO at William P.
Skynet (Stand 860), an online provider of FBO pricing and booking services, has signed up Jet Aviation to trial its software at the latter’s London Biggin Hill facility. It also has signed contracts with Austria’s Caeroscene Flight Support, UK charter operator Synergy Aviation and two service providers–First Class Cars and Cuisine Air.
Pilots, flight attendants, dispatchers and other AIN subscribers who have frequent interaction with FBOs provided a total of 23,452 evaluations of more than 1,700 FBOs around the world in their responses to AIN’s 2011 FBO Survey.
Scottdale AirCenter at Scottsdale Airport in Arizona was named NetJets’ top FBO for 2010.
APP Jet Center has acquired the former Key Air FBO at Fort Pierce Airport in Florida, making it the lone aviation services provider on the field. The FBO offers jet-A and 100LL fuel, along with in-house avionics and maintenance and close proximity to U.S. Customs.
APP, which acquired the former Volo FBOs in 2009, also operates FBOs at Manassas, Va.; Sarasota Fla.; and Hayward, Calif.
ExecuJet Aviation has expanded its European service network with the opening of its fourth FBO in the continent. The Switzerland-based group recently acquired the Assistair FBO in Valencia, Spain, and will run the facility with the existing staff. Assistair has been in business for 22 years and has FBOs in Palma on the Spanish island of Mallorca and at Barcelona on the mainland.