The Shell Aviation Fuel network has added two Columbia Air Services locations in New England. Columbia operates the lone service facilities at Maine’s Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport as well as Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport.
Home to Acadia National Park, “Down East” Bar Harbor sees strong summer tourism, especially from those seeking the country’s finest lobsters. The Columbia facility there offers a 6,400-sq-ft and a 3,200-sq-ft storage hangar; a 5,880-sq-ft maintenance hangar, and an office and shop area. Amenities include passenger and pilot lounge, flight planning room, concierge, onsite car rental, crew car, and 24/7 callout service.
Rutland is the heart of Vermont’s ski region and Southern Vermont Regional is the gateway to six major ski resorts, yet with its mountains, lakes, golf courses, and campgrounds, it has become a four-season destination. The FBO specializes in cold weather operations, and its facilities include approximately 40,000 sq ft of aircraft storage space, and 4,000 sq ft of office space.
“The Columbia Aviation Companies have served the general and corporate aviation communities for nearly 40 years,” said Melissa Duzguner, the company’s v-p of administration. “Our partnership with Shell offers our customers quality fuel and FBO programs.”