Three more FBOs join the Air Elite Network


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World Fuel Services announced at the NBAA that three more FBOs are joining the Air Elite Network.

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Harbour Air Services (Traverse City, Michigan), Orion Jet Center (Opa-locka, Florida) and Pazos FBO Services (Carolina, Puerto Rico) are joining the network becoming branded members.

Harbour Air offers deicing and flight planning services and boats a heated hangar storage that can accommodate aircraft sized up to a Gulfstream G550.

Guy Hill, Jr., president of Harbour Air Services and CEO of Hill Aircraft, said: “Joining the Air Elite Network at our TVC location shows our continued effort to provide a true Diamond level of service to our customers. World Fuel Services and the Air Elite Network’s continued focus toward excellence is in concert with our mantra of ‘Focused on Arrival.’ It means that we are focused on your passenger’s needs, we are focused on your crew’s needs and we are focused on your aircraft’s needs. The combination of the two philosophies makes for the best choice when visiting up North.”

With its prime lo0cation, Orion Jet Center offers travelers an added level of convenience when visiting the Miami area for business or pleasure.

Eric Greenwald, president of Orion Jet Center, said: “Orion Jet Center is thrilled to join the Air Elite Network. As an independent FBO we aim to provide our customers with a fantastic customer experience. Joining Air Elite aligns Orion with other like – minded FBOs committed to providing the best facilities and service in the industry.”

Pazos FBO Services is the second Caribbean location to join the network, following St. Thomas Jet Center, which joined in October 2012.

The FBO of choice for foreign dignitaries including President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the Emir of Qatar. The facility has also hosted celebrities such as John Travolta, Ben Affleck and Rafael Nadal.

Jose Maldonado, president of Pazos FBO Services said: “Pazos Fuel is honoured to be part of the Air Elite Network. In an effort to improve the service to our customers we have begun the remodeling and modernization of our FBO with the construction of a new and modern building. The new FBO building will house Customs and Immigration (GAFIS), as well as state-of-the-art-facilities. The completion and inauguration is scheduled for 15 of August of 2015. We look forward to serving new Air Elite customers at TJSJ San Juan, Puerto Rico.”

Since 2011, the Air Elite Network has grown to 34 world-wide FBO locations.

Michael Clementi, president of World Fuel Services’ aviation segment added: “We are eager to build upon and continue the long and successful relationship we have had with Harbour Air and we are looking forward to many years of success with our newly Ascent branded customer Orion Jet Center and our new Caribbean customer Pazos FBO Services. We have seen some really great growth thus far from the Air Elite Network. The addition of these three best-in-class FBOs to the network during NBAA brings this growth to light, front and center for the whole industry to see. It’s exciting to watch the network’s steady growth.”