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EBACE 2016: Meet FBO Representatives from the Avfuel Network—Independently Unique, Consistently Professional

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, May 20, 2016 / BUSINESS AVIATION NEWS – Each FBO location in Avfuel’s global network is unique, but they all have one thing in common: an unwavering dedication to exceptional aviation support. Stop by Avfuel Booth G089 to meet with representatives from the following Avfuel Network FBOs and discover more about what makes them unique. 


Air Service Basel (LFSB): European travel is made easy with Switzerland’s Air Service Basel. This full-service FBO makes you feel like a VIP at Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse. Air Service Basel offers its customers an exclusive and discreet environment, hangar space up to an Airbus A319 or Boeing737, expert concierge services, and, of course, Avfuel Contract Fuel.

Along with full FBO services and aircraft parking, Air Service Basel also handles aircraft maintenance, as well as continuing airworthiness management organization (CAMO) and aircraft management services.

“At LFSB, we’re always focused on providing excellent services of the highest caliber,” said Claudio Lasagni, CEO of Air Service Basel. “It’s all about the people—our staff members comprise one of the most dedicated and flexible teams in the aviation industry, while providing a personalized approach for our customers. We have an unwavering commitment to offering our guests discretion, comfort, safety and security—we strongly believe these are the cornerstones for the ultimate client experience.”

Guests to Air Service Basel enjoy luxurious amenities, including a private VIP passenger lounge, pilot’s briefing room and private hangar parking in a facility of nearly 5,000 square meters. Traveling with the operation is made easy with limousine arrangements, crew transport, fuel support and customs clearance. In addition, with its location at the tri-national border of Switzerland, France and Germany, passengers will find international travel with Air Service Basel convenient and efficient.

Avflight Corporation (EGAC): Avflight operates a network of strategically-located full-service FBOs on two continents. At each Avflight FBO*, patrons receive aircraft and customer care provided by hand-selected, experienced aviation professionals.

Avflight customers range from cargo and freight companies to executive jets and their discerning passengers; and from small aircraft to large charter operations.

“Avflight is a one-stop-shop kind of place for the aviation community,” said Carl Muhs, Avflight president. “We provide a vast array of services for each segment of aviation, and we execute these services with the highest quality of care and professional know-how.”

Each Avflight location is equipped with a well-appointed atmosphere for both passengers and aircraft crew. An elegant lounge, pilot rooms, conference space, kitchenettes and refreshments can be found at each facility.

Avflight’s FBO professionals provide complete concierge services for rental cars (available on-site), hotels, catering and area guides. Dedicated to safety, security and speed, Avflight’s line staff is the best in the business—these experienced handlers make your aircraft their number one priority. Avflight’s European location, Avflight Belfast City (EGAC), recently topped the charts as the number four FBO in Europe in the European Business Air News publication survey.

“We were pleasantly surprised to find we well exceeded our goal, which is a testament to our team’s dedication to service,” said Ryan Hogg, operations manager for Avflight EGAC. “It has been our customer focus which has got us to where we are today, and I suppose the fact that people are now more aware of the brand than just a year before as we quickly gained traction and our parent company, Avfuel, has grown across Europe, North Africa and Asia.”

*Belfast City, Northern Ireland (EGAC); Akron-Canton, Ohio (KCAK); Detroit City, Mich. (KDET); Durango, Colo. (KDRO); Flint, Mich. (KFNT); Grand Forks, N.D. (KGFK); Columbus, Miss. (KGTR); Lansing, Mich. (KLAN); Saginaw, Mich. (KMBS); Harrisburg, Pa. (KMDT); Roswell, N.M. (KROW); Salina, Kan. (KSLN); Traverse City, Mich. (KTVC); Gunnison, Colo. (KGUC); Willow Run (Ypsilanti), Mich. (KYIP) 

Banyan Air Service (KFXE): Banyan Air Service is consistently ranked as one of the best FBOs in the United States with 24/7/365 fuel and ground services, an ideal location between Miami and Palm Beach, and first-class treatment from wheels down to wheels up.

As a home base to 450 aircraft, Banyan Air Service focuses on the customer experience, rolling out the red carpet for every pilot and passenger that crosses its ramp— including more than 14,081 turbine aircraft in just the past 12 months.

All line-service technicians are certified by the National Air Transportation Association Safety 1st training program, as well as Banyan’s own extensive training program, taking employees above and beyond safety standards. Along with fuel, hangar space, rental cars, catering and hotel arrangements, Banyan prides itself in quick solutions for extraordinary needs.

“We firmly believe that business goes where it’s invited and stays where it’s appreciated,” said Don Campion, president and “head coach” for Banyan Air Service. “We’re not only passionate about aviation; we’re passionate about delivering a five-star experience, from exceeding safety standards to superb customer service.”

In addition to its award-winning FBO services—voted in the Top 10 Best US FBOs in the 2016 Professional Pilot PRASE Survey and in the fifth percentile of Top-Rated FBOs in the Americas in the 2016 Aviation International News FBO Survey—Banyan is also praised for its superb handling of avionics, maintenance and aircraft sales, as well as for its 465 square meter pilot shop—the largest in the world.

Duncan Aviation: Experience the best of hospitality at any of Duncan Aviation’s three full-service FBO locations: Lincoln, Nebraska (KLNK); Battle Creek, Michigan (KBTL); and Kalamazoo, Michigan (KAZO).

Open 24 hours a day, Duncan Aviation serves the heartland of America and transcontinental aircraft with exceptional services and amenities, including de-ice and pre-heating, GPU, baggage handling, computer and phone rooms, car services, fitness facilities, accommodation specials, quick turns, NATA Safety 1st representatives, and so much more.

“Our mission is to make everyone feel like a VIP—no matter the size of the aircraft or the notoriety of the passengers inside,” said Duncan Chairman, D. Todd Duncan. “What makes our operation unique is our wide array of specialties. While we do offer excellent FBO services, it’s not our main line of business—we also excel in the aircraft sales, maintenance and refurbishment side of aviation. We are truly an all-in-one operation for pilots.”

Guests to KLNK and KBTL enjoy Duncan’s full lineup of aviation services in addition to its FBO amenities. On top of FBO locations, Duncan boasts 18 engine rapid response facilities and 27 avionics satellite locations. The operation was honored as the second Most Preferred MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) in the 2016 PRASE Survey. 


Fargo Jet Center & Premier Jet Center: Discover the dedication of Fargo Jet Center (KFAR), along with sister companies Premier Jet Center (KFCM) and Exclusive Aircraft Sales. Together, these operations provide customers in North Dakota and Minnesota award-winning FBO, charter and management services, as well as sales, acquisition and brokerage services in high-end environments. Owned by the same group of committed aviation enthusiasts, you can be assured of reliable, high-end, comprehensive care at each location.

“We offer key solutions in key regions,” said Darren Hall, vice president of marketing for Fargo Jet Center. “Our comprehensive services make international travel safe and efficient from the heart of the Midwest.”

With 24/7 FBO services, control tower operations and U.S. Port of Entry with on-site Customs services, Fargo Jet Center caters to customers’ needs on their time for ultimate flexibility in transportation. An 836 square meter runway and large hangars easily accommodate aircraft up to a G650/Global, enabling Fargo to handle an array of aircraft for quick turns or overnight stays. Fargo was recently ranked in the fifth percentile of Top-Rated FBOs in the Americas in the 2016 AIN FBO Survey.

Premier Jet Center prides itself as a comprehensive aviation solution in the greater Twin Cities Area (Minneapolis/St. Paul). With incomparable fuel services and ground support, along with concierge, part sales, aircraft interior design, hangar space, maintenance and avionics, Premier Jet Center is well poised to handle every aviation need that comes its way in a luxurious setting with impeccable service.

Specializing in sales, acquisition and brokerage services in every aircraft market, Exclusive Aviation Sales operates out of Premier Jet Center’s Eden Prairie location. Whether customers are looking to buy or sell, Embargoed Until: Friday, May 20, 2016 professional sales staff members are available to help with the logistics for a smooth transaction every time. 


Sheltair: Whether needing FBO services, hangar and property leasing, or construction management, guests can find solutions for all of their needs with the professional team at Sheltair.

“We’re fixated on offering stellar facilities in an abundance of locations,” said Karen Kroeppel, director of sales and marketing for Sheltair. “Offering our customers property and construction management along with ground handling services was just a natural fit. Help them find a home for their aircraft and build it ourselves—by taking control of these operations, we can ensure our customers receive only the best we have to offer.”

Twenty properties throughout Florida, Georgia and New York grant customers nearly 280,000 square meters of aviation-related space for lease, so customers can park their aircraft and feel right at home in a number of Sheltair locations.

Seventeen FBO locations* throughout the same three states make continental and international travel a breeze with luxurious amenities and award-winning service. Recently renovated executive terminals at each FBO guarantee a relaxing and modern atmosphere. With a reputation for professional and friendly service, along with an uncompromised focus on safety, Sheltair provides the best ground support general aviation has to offer.

If it’s construction guests are after, they need look no further than Sheltair. The company’s construction division offers unique capabilities as its expertise in construction management and design is coupled with its specialization in the aviation industry for runways, jet bridges, aviation facilities and hangar complexes.

Sheltair was honored to be voted second in the 2016 PRASE Survey as a Best Large FBO Chain.

*Daytona Beach, Fla. (KDAB); Panama City, Fla. (KECP); Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (KFLL); Jacksonville, Fla. (KJAX); Lakeland, Fla. (KLAL); Orlando, Fla. (KORL); Ocala, Fla. (KOCF); Pompano Beach, Fla. (KPMP); St. Petersburg, Fla. (KSPG); St. Petersburg, Fla. (KPIE); Tampa, Fla. (KTPA); Savannah, Ga. (KSAV); Westhampton Beach, N.Y. (KFOK); Farmingdale, N.Y. (KFRG); Islip, N.Y. (KISP); New York, N.Y. (KJFK); New York, N.Y. (KLGA) 


SouthAir Iceland (BIKF): As the only FBO and private air terminal at Keflavik International Airport, SouthAir Iceland is well positioned to serve all major aviation segments: private aviation, general aviation, air ambulance, charter, military and other scheduled services.

More than 40 years of experience means SouthAir’s long-serving, dedicated and highly-qualified staff has amassed a large portfolio of satisfied guests. With a focus on customer service, no detail is too small and no request is too grand. 

“We genuinely enjoy our work and it shows,” said Davíð Jóhannsson, SouthAir Iceland CEO and general manager. “We’re out there working to better serve our customers’ needs each and every day, no matter the time or the conditions. When you’re passionate about an industry and work tirelessly to better serve your guests, you achieve a sense of happiness and fulfillment.”

SouthAir Iceland is equipped to handle an abundance of aviation and travel needs with a fleet of ground service equipment, quick turns, weather briefings and flight planning, duty free, full catering, diplomatic clearance, baggage service, customs and immigration, and more.

In addition to superb ground handling, a large data base of business partners offers guests to SouthAir Iceland hotel services, car rentals and even Blue Lagoon bathing—staff members tap into high-end resources to handle every accommodation request.

Each Network FBO is unique—bringing their own flavor to the aviation industry. But what customers can expect from each Avfuel Network FBO during every visit is a quality product at a competitive price delivered with high-end service and a focus on safety.

“It’s always fun to gather together at these conventions,” said Marci Ammerman, Avfuel’s vice president of marketing. “We learn so much from each other and from the convention-goers. Having the opportunity to educate customers on the Avfuel Network—with its simultaneous consistency and independent flair from location to location around the world—is priceless, and our FBOs would agree.”

Visit these Avfuel Network FBOs and Avfuel representatives in booth G089. 


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