Air Elite Names New Chairman

 - April 5, 2013, 4:40 AM

Landon Petty, COO of Louisiana Aircraft in Baton Rouge, has been named chairman of the Air Elite Network board and will serve that role through the end of next year. He succeeds former chairman Steve Lasseter, who left the industry to pursue other projects. Larry Wade, owner of Golden Isles Aviation, Saint Simons Island, Ga., replaces Petty as vice chairman. Air Elite, a network of independent FBOs, was created last year by World Fuel Services from the remnants of the disbanded Avitat network. Air Elite currently lists 27 members, including six international FBOs, which must adhere to strict service and quality standards. The network says it expects significant growth this year.