Piedmont goes wireless, accepts Shell QC award

 - March 30, 2007, 12:23 PM

Piedmont Hawthorne has installed wireless Internet access at all of its FBOs. Bill Thrift, senior v-p of FBOs for Piedmont Hawthorne, said, “In today’s information-driven society, going wireless was the one comprehensive solution available to general aviation and Piedmont Hawthorne.”

In Canada, Piedmont Hawthorne facilities in Toronto (CYYZ), Calgary (CYYC) and Vancouver (CYVR) have received Shell Canada’s number-one quality-control site-audit ratings. The honor goes to FBOs that follow quality-control rules for safety, fuel quality and truck maintenance. Shell Canada gives the awards annually. Regional manager Tom Zollars said, “Piedmont Hawthorne is committed to providing the highest standards of service at its FBOs in both the U.S. and in Canada. This award reinforces that we are accomplishing our goal.”