- January 28, 2011, 5:00 AM
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. "Paragon Aviation Group is the next step for successful independent FBOs to take to maximize savings, increase their customer sales and compete with the large chains," said Paragon president Mike Delk. Initial members include seven Odyssey Aviation locations in Asheville N.C.; Charleston, S.C.; Cincinnati; Port Columbus, Ohio; New Orleans; Lafayette, La.; and Nassau, Bahamas, along with Tampa International Jet Center at Tampa International Airport.