U.S.-based fuel provider Avfuel has continued to strengthen its worldwide network of fueling locations, having added 13 branded FBOs and 138 contract fueling locations in the first quarter of the year, bringing it to more than 650 branded FBOs and 3,000 fueling locations globally. The company has once again invited a large contingent of that network to exhibit at EBACE. Seven FBO companies, representing 50 full-service locations, will be represented in Geneva, including Avflight (21 FBOs), Sheltair (18 FBOs), Duncan Aviation (four FBOs), Castle & Cooke Aviation (three FBOs), Fargo Jet Center and its affiliated Premier Jet Center, Banyan Air Service, and SouthAir in Iceland. Representatives from those facilities will be on hand along with Avfuel staff to answer questions regarding the network and its line of aviation services.
Those FBO locations trace a route from Europe across the U.S. to the Pacific Ocean and beyond. Those traveling to North America who require a tech stop before reaching the mainland will find SouthAir at Keflavik International Airport, with more than 40 years of experience. On the east coast of the U.S., Sheltair operates 17 facilities in New York, Florida, and Georgia, ready to handle the unique needs of international operations. Through the central U.S., Sheltair’s newest location in Colorado can provide a quick cross-country stop, as can the Fargo Jet Center, an optimum choice on the Great Circle route, with 24/7 service, a control tower, and U.S. Customs. On the West Coast, Castle & Cooke Aviation offers two convenient locations, at Los Angeles-area Van Nuys Airport and at Everett, Wash. If Hawaii, is in your travel plans, Castle & Cooke also services aircraft out of its elegant facility in Honolulu.
In the Caribbean, Blue Heron Aviation at Providenciales International Airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands is one of the latest FBOs to join Avfuel’s branded dealer network, providing a streamlined customs process and ensuring expedited departures. For customers with a more northerly destination, Avfuel affiliate company Avflight made its first foray into Canada earlier this year when it acquired an FBO at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, which as a point of entry provides customs and 24-hour service.
On Wednesday afternoon, Avfuel and Duncan Aviation will host a champagne reception for showgoers at their booth (E89). “Attending events such as EBACE has proven to be invaluable for Avfuel and its customers,” said Marci Ammerman, the Ann Arbor, Michigan company’s vice president of marketing. “It’s how we’ve grown over the years: making connections, listening to the needs, and adapting our services accordingly. As much as we enjoy educating people on our services and telling our story, we gain invaluable insight on how to support industry challenges.”