EBACE Convention News

North Dakota FBO promotes Fargo as a stop

 - May 23, 2007, 12:55 PM

First-time exhibitor Fargo Jet Center (Booth No. 1134) is at EBACE to promote its remote location as an ideal tech and customs-clearing stop for overseas travelers flying to the U.S.

With a 9,000-foot runway, Fargo’s Hector International Airport is located nearly in the center of North America, according to Fargo Jet president James Sweeney. “We’re really an international FBO,” he said, “perfect for long-range jets.”

U.S. customs officers are based at the Fargo Jet facilities, and they are available 24 hours a day. Business jets often arrive from Asia, Europe and Canada and clear customs at Fargo before resuming travel to Florida or California. “It’s a great point of entry,” Sweeney said, adding that jets also use the facility to refuel on trips across the U.S.

Fargo Jet Center’s two-story atrium terminal building is undergoing renovation and will be finished early in the third quarter. The FBO has four Gulfstream G550-capable hangars covering a total of 100,000 sq ft.

Fargo Jet sister company Weather Modification sends airplanes–from a Piper Seneca to King Airs and Learjets–all over the world for cloud-seeding and weather-modification projects. One of the company’s King Airs is now in Mali, Africa.