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COLUMBIA, S.C. / May 23, 2018 / GENERAL AVIATION NEWS – Avfuel welcomed Columbia Aviation at Columbia Metropolitan Airport (KCAE) of South Carolina to its network of branded FBOs this month. 

In operation since 1982, the FBO is known for its experienced, accommodating staff and southern hospitality. Among its amenities and services are a pilot’s lounge, crew cars, conference room, flight planning room, a canteen, Wi-Fi, highly-trained line personnel, on-field customs and the best fuel price on the field (including avgas fuel specials on Saturdays and Sundays). As an Avfuel-branded FBO, Columbia Aviation also offers competitive prices with Avfuel Contract Fuel and loyalty rewards through AVTRIP—pilots can earn triple (6) AVTRIP Points per gallon through the end of June.

“The addition of Columbia Aviation to the Avfuel-branded Network provides a valuable service to our loyal pilots and flight departments,” said Joel Hirst, vice president of sales for Avfuel. “We are proud to be aligned with the Columbia Aviation team and are pleased to offer our customers a new gateway to the heart and capital of South Carolina.”

Just five miles from the city of Columbia and 8.5 miles from Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia Aviation is flight departments’ preferred choice when flying to the city for business, leisure, or University of South Carolina sports and events. With runways up to 8,601 feet long, Columbia Aviation is prepared to handle the needs of aircraft up to a G650, and their passengers and crew in tow—in addition to holding the airport’s government fueling contract.  

“Our new partnership with Avfuel will help us provide streamlined transactions; competitive, reliable fuel; attractive rewards; and unparalleled customer service,” said Nick Cochran, vice president of operations for the FBO. “This is beneficial for everyone involved: passengers, flight departments and our own staff members. Both of our operations display a passion for service and we are excited to put the benefits of this partnership to work for our KCAE customers.”


Having served the general aviation community since 1982, Columbia Aviation is the preferred choice for traffic headed to South Carolina’s bustling capital city. Known for its impeccable customer care, Columbia Aviation stands ready to serve all types of GA operators, including corporate aircraft, sports charters and military operations. Highly trained staff members ensure all guests to Columbia Aviation receive safe, efficient handling, and that every wish is met for a memorable experience.


Avfuel provides fuel and services to the global aviation industry and is the leading independent supplier in the United States. Established as a supply and logistics company 45 years ago, Avfuel is core competent in every aspect that surrounds the delivery of fuel – from refinery to wingtip. Avfuel combines global access with personalized service throughout a fueling network of more than 3,000 locations worldwide and 650+ Avfuel-branded dealers. Our 100% dedication to aviation demonstrates our passion and commitment to a global community that prospers on the movement of goods and services around the world.


Avfuel Corporation: Marci Ammerman, Vice President Marketing, 734-663-6466, [email protected],,, Twitter: @Avfuel

Columbia Aviation: Nick Cochran, Vice President of Operations, 800-321-3966, [email protected]


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