Jet Aviation and ExxonMobil Aviation have added 5 new Avitat FBO locations in Europe and the Middle East. They are at BQH (Biggin Hill, England) DUS (Düsseldorf, Germany), DXB (Dubai, UAE), GVA (Geneva, Switzerland) and ZRH (Zürich, Switzerland). Jet Aviation currently operates 4 FBOs under the Avitat brand in North America at BED, DAL, PBI and TEB. Addition of these 5 Jet Aviation FBOs to the Avitat network brings the total number of locations worldwide to 50. (Above) Jet Aviation GVA terminal.

SheltAir Aviation Services opened an FBO at ECP (Northwest Florida, Panama City FL), a new airport northwest of Panama City. SheltAir will operate from a temporary facility until its new FBO terminal and hangar are finished late this year. The SheltAir FBO will offer a 5000 sq ft terminal, over 3 acres of ramp space, 9100 sq ft of hangar space and 1800 sq ft of office space for lease with additional land for future expansion. ECP is the first “eco­friendly” airport ever built and the only new international airport to open in the US since 2001.

Avfuel and Duncan Aviation executives at EBACE 2010. (L–R) Avfuel Pres & CEO Craig Sincock, Duncan Aviation Pres Aaron Hilkemann, Chairman Emeritus Robert Duncan and Chairman Todd Duncan, and Avfuel VP Contract Fuel Russ Standefer. Duncan Aviation is an Avfuel affiliate.

The Hiller Group is now Chevron’s sole branded distributor of Chevron aviation fuels for GA in 13 states—Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. Hiller/Air Petro will market fuel under the Chevron and Texaco brands in these states. The company will continue to offer its other branding options in certain regions of the US, including Phillips 66 in the Midwest. The Hiller Group finalized its purchase of Air Petro on May 1.

Pensacola Aviation Center at PNS (Pensacola FL) has joined the international network of Avfuel-branded dealers. Under the agreement, Pensacola Aviation Ctr will now offer AVTrip rewards to participating pilot members, as well as the Avfuel contract fuel program for jet fuel saving.

FMY (Page, Fort Myers FL) is getting a new GA complex. Ground was broken recently on the west side of the airport for a new 2-story 22,613 sq ft terminal building, 24,000 sq ft hangar and fuel farm. Construction is expected to take a little over a year, and cost an estimated $16 million. FMY logged 76,000 operations in 2009 and was named General Aviation Airport of the Year in 2008 by Florida Dept of Transportation.