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Avfuel: Connecting Aviators and Businesses with Systems for Success

Avfuel is a leading independent global supplier of aviation fuel and services. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Avfuel connects a diverse array of aviation customers with the systems and solutions needed to attract more business and to conduct operations efficiently and effectively. Airlines, freight and cargo companies, corporate flight departments, airports and municipalities, fixed-base operators (FBOs), crop dusters, helicopters, and the military represent just some of the customer types that benefit from Avfuel’s innovative fuel and service solutions.  

Avfuel’s global network includes a fueling network of more than 3,500 worldwide locations and more than 675 Avfuel-branded FBOs throughout North America and Europe. Aircraft owners and operators benefit from solutions including less-than-retail rates on jet fuel through Avfuel Contract Fuel, international flight support and trip-planning solutions through Avplan Trip Support, and AVTRIP loyalty rewards, while FBO and airport customers have access to reliable supply, advantageous training and operational systems, marketing support, credit and financing, tax assistance, and a variety of aviation insurance coverages through Avsurance Corporation.

Avfuel is focused exclusively on aviation. We continue to solicit and incorporate the insight of pilots, flight departments, and FBOs as we add and adapt our offerings. We’re not in the business of simply selling fuel and services – we’re in the business of connecting people, companies, and cultures.

Leadership Team

Craig R. Sincock

President & CEO

Craig R. Sincock acquired Avfuel Corporation in 1985. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a regional fuel supplier to its current position as a leading independent global supplier of aviation fuel and services. Sincock accomplished this growth through a strategic mix of more than 30 acquisitions (four of which were aviation divestitures from publicly-traded energy companies), internal sales growth and marketing alliances. Today, Avfuel touches virtually every aspect of the aviation industry with its innovative lineup of programs and solutions and through various subsidiary corporations. 

Avfuel currently serves more than 5,500 aviation customers at more than 3,500 worldwide locations and supplies fuel to all six major aviation consumer groups: fixed-base operators (FBOs), corporate flight departments, airlines, helicopter operators, cargo haulers and the military. Avfuel subsidiaries include Avtank, which designs, engineers, and manufactures fuel storage systems and refueling equipment; Avlease, which provides management and leasing of aviation refueling equipment; Avsurance, an aviation insurance agency capable of procuring a variety of coverages for pilots, airports, equipment manufacturers, distributors and related facilities; and Avplan, a full-service flight-planning and trip-support company.

Sincock continues to focus on further international expansion with the goal of realizing his vision to build a company that drives the connections of people, businesses and cultures. 

The passion for aviation that led Sincock to purchase Avfuel is evident through his continued devotion to the company’s success as well as through his advocacy efforts. He has served on the boards of several prominent industry organizations, including the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), among others. Past positions include seats on the Pride Refining, Inc., Board of Directors (PRF: NYSE) and Duncan Aviation Board of Advisors. He is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO), an international organization fostering educational development and networking opportunities for company leaders. He has also been an active participant in the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), and more. Additionally, Sincock is a pilot with an ATP rating and frequently pilots the company’s Falcon 2000LXS and Cessna Citation XLS+.

In 2022, Sincock’s achievements and commitment to the industry were recognized with the Kenn Ricci Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award, the highest honor given at the annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. At the ceremony, Sincock was also inducted into the Living Legends of Aviation, making him one of some 100 aerospace standouts that include entrepreneurs, innovators, industry leaders, astronauts, record breakers, celebrity pilots and pilot celebrities. 

In November 2022, Sincock received the National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) highest honor, the William A. “Bill” Ong Memorial Award. Given in memory of the association’s co-founder and first president, the award recognizes extraordinary achievement and meritorious service to the general aviation industry. 

Sincock graduated from the University of Michigan and continues to reside in Ann Arbor with his wife, Sue. The Sincocks’ philanthropic efforts extend well beyond the aviation community; they are also staunch supporters of organizations for health care and education.

C.R. Sincock, II

Executive Vice President

C.R. Sincock, II, is president and CEO of Avflight Corporation, which owns and operates FBOs and other infrastructure at 23 airports around the world, and executive vice president of Avfuel Corporation, a global supplier of aviation fuel and services.

 Avflight Corporation is a privately-owned company that has served the aviation industry since 1995. Offering multiple business lines and unique operational expertise, Avflight provides specific solutions for a broad portfolio of aviation industry segments.

The scope of Avflight’s services is vast, ranging from FBO ownership and management to special handling contracts with airlines, cargo and large military operations to fulfill their unique requirements, such as freight handling, warehousing, ground security and screening.

Avfuel—Avflight’s sister company—was established as a supply and logistics company nearly 50 years ago and is core competent in every aspect that surrounds the delivery of fuel, from refinery to wingtip. Avfuel provides global access with personalized service throughout a fueling network of more than 3,500 locations worldwide and 675+ Avfuel-branded FBOs. The company supplies fuel and an innovative lineup of related services to all major aviation consumer groups.

Sincock’s near-term focus areas include technology enhancements to improve the customer experience, international expansion and the introduction of sustainable aviation fuel into the marketplace.

Sincock graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College in 2007 with an A.B. in economics. He subsequently joined the energy desk at QVT Financial LP, a multi-strategy hedge fund based in New York City. Sincock earned an M.B.A. in general management from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar in 2013.

Outside the energy sector, Sincock is a member of the board of directors at both Kriya Therapeutics and Dvant Pharma, biotechnology companies developing novel medicines to treat diabetes, cancer and blindness, among other conditions.

Sincock lives in both Ann Arbor, Michigan, and New York City.


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