Texas FBO Joins DASSP Program, Helps Local Kids

 - January 3, 2019, 3:41 PM
American Aero FTW owner Robert Bass (center) and the FBO's staff collected hundreds of gifts in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys-for-Tots program. The company donated another 50 bicycles this year, bringing its tally over the past six years to 550.

American Aero FTW, one of three service providers at Fort Worth, Texas’ Meacham International Airport, is the latest to be accepted as an approved gateway for Washington, D.C.-area Ronald Reagan International Airport, under the TSA’s DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP). The facility has a secure private lounge with direct ramp access, en suite restroom, and refreshment bar.

Meanwhile, the FBO just completed its sixth annual holiday luncheon and toy drive, the latter in cooperation with the U.S. Marine Corps. Since it began, the company has contributed 550 bicycles and helped gather more than 1,200 unwrapped presents for underprivileged children in the surrounding North Texas counties.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to get together with our aviation friends and neighbors to give thanks and to give back,” said Robert Bass, founder of American Aero FTW. “It is gratifying to be part of such a generous group of men and women, and to know that our efforts helped lift the spirits of children in need this holiday season.”