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February 24, 2011 - 7:02am

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.

 

January 28, 2011 - 5:00am

Aviation fuels supplier Delk's Valley Oil has formed the Paragon Aviation Group of FBOs, which it says will offer members leveraged buying power on services. Open to independent FBOs as well as small chains, the new group will require prospective members to undergo a comprehensive audit to ensure the quality of its membership.

January 27, 2011 - 8:15am

Chase Larabee, creator of the AllFBO Web site, has added a new Web-based platform called Pilotaway.com that allows pilots and dispatchers to make reservations with any FBO in the U.S. While AllFBO was targeted toward FBOs, Pilotaway is for FBO users and will be supported by advertising so users wonít have to pay for it. FBOs will be able to pay for premium listings and services.

October 12, 2010 - 6:38am

ExecuJet Europe’s new VIP customer lounge is now open and shares design features with the company’s Berlin-Schönefeld and London City Airport FBO lounges. Furnishings and the design were provided by Swiss design firm deSede.

August 2, 2010 - 9:15am

El Aero Services, with FBOs in Carson City and Elko, Nev., has joined the Avfuel dealer network. El Aero’s Elko facility offers a new passenger lobby, pilot lounge and business center and new heated hangar as well as fixed- and rotary-wing charters ideal for visits to Nevada’s gold country.

July 7, 2010 - 7:32am

Chase Larabee has launched a new Web-based service called AllFBO.com to eliminate the problem of pilots showing up at an FBO only to find that the customer service representatives have no record of prearranged fuel, crew and rental cars, catering and hangar storage services.

May 5, 2010 - 8:13am

Ocean Sky is accelerating its plans to become a major international business aviation services group with the acquisition this month of FBO operations in Spain and Italy. The UK-based company has just completed the takeover of Spain’s Aviation Handling Assistance (AHA) and has signed a letter of intent to buy a controlling stake in Euroloa, an established FBO at Bologna in Italy.

January 28, 2010 - 10:28am

GlobalAir.com’s Airport Resource Center now allows users to view and add rankings for FBOs using a five-star scale. Users cannot comment on FBOs, and only FBOs that are part of GlobalAir.com’s resource center are included in the ratings system. GlobalAir.com will honor the five FBOs with the best scores at this year’s NBAA Convention in October.

October 22, 2009 - 11:33am

ExxonMobil Aviation (Booth No. 4621) and its network of participating PremierSpirit FBOs celebrated the 20th anniversary of their customer care program by presenting three grand prize winners with checks for $5,000 here on Tuesday.

October 22, 2009 - 8:40am

Atlantic Aviation came to this year’s NBAA show with an expanded exhibit and confidence in the future of the company’s 72 U.S. FBOs at 67 locations (some airports have multiple facilities).

 
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