Volo Aviation announced today that it has been awarded a five-year contract to manage Sebring Flight Center, the municipally owned FBO at Sebring Regional Airport in Central Florida. To increase traffic at the field, the company plans to reach out to commercial and corporate clients who might be able to take advantage of Sebring’s designation as a U.S. Foreign Trade Zone. According to Volo, this designation allows operators departing Sebring on international flights to uplift fuel without having to pay federal excise taxes.
Sebring Regional Airport
Florida’s Sebring Regional Airport has received a $4.2 million FAA grant to rebuild its main runway, 18/36. The total replacement project, which will clear the 5,224-foot runway down to substrate, is expected to begin before the end of the year and last for the next 12 to 18 months.
Florida’s Sebring Regional Airport (SRA) has been given the go-ahead from the state legislature to proceed with a 1,476-foot extension to primary Runway 18/36 with the approval of a 90-acre land acquisition. The extension will increase the runway’s length to 6,710 feet. The design and approval process is expected to begin in September.
ABS Aviation Management Services has taken over management of Sebring Flight Center at Sebring Regional Airport in Florida, which recently joined the Avfuel dealer network. ABS is now responsible for customer relations, training, safety, fuel quality control, ordering and pricing. One of ABS’s first moves was to make sure all arriving aircraft are met and greeted, part of a revision of the FBO’s customer service philosophy.