Avfuel Adds Shannon Location to Network
Global aviation fuel provider Avfuel has expanded its European footprint with the addition of Westair Aviation, one of four FBOs at Ireland's Shannon International Airport, to its branded dealer network. Westair, an aircraft charter and management provider, has operated the facility there for more than four decades. Through an affiliation agreement, which lapsed in 2014, the FBO was previously branded as a Jetex location, and it still serves as the flight support provider’s preferred location at Shannon.
“Westair welcomes the Avfuel brand to Shannon International Airport and we look forward to delivering a seamless service as the only U.S.-style FBO in Shannon to Avfuel customers,” noted Liam Murphy, the location’s operations manager.
Westair, which operates its own refueling trucks on a dedicated ramp, now participates in Avfuel’s contract fuel and rewards programs. While the terminal offers concierge service, as well as an upscale passenger lounge and crew rest area, an office on the ramp provides swift processing for tech stops and quick turns for Atlantic-transiting aircraft drawn there by Shannon’s U.S. Customs pre-clearance service. The FBO also has the only available general aviation hangar on the airfield. The heated, 43,000-sq-ft structure can shelter aircraft up to a Gulfstream G650.