Air Elite Network extends to both hemispheres


Platinum Business Aviation Centre (YBCG and YMEN), FBO Redwings (MMQT) and Kayan Jet (TKPK) have been announced by World Fuel Services as the four newest Air Elite Network members.

Air Elite continues to attract FBOs and ground handlers around the world with its programs that are designed to deliver service excellence, share member best-practices and earn the business of discerning flight departments.

Platinum Business Aviation Centre (BAC) has two locations in Australia, Coolangatta, on the Gold Coast (YBCG), and Essendon Fields in Melbourne, Victoria (YMEN). These locations include five-star catering, hotel arrangements and limousine transfers. The facilities have a pilot lounge, VIP passenger lounge and airside vehicle access. Airside support includes 24-hour fuel and ground support, aircraft towing and servicing.

Dick Smart, aviation manager at Platinum BAC, said, “Joining the Air Elite Network creates an opportunity for Platinum Business Aviation Centres in Australia to be part of something bigger. Platinum is known in business aviation circles across Australia for our corporate jet support and charter operations through our Platinum BAC and Global Jet brands.

“Having recently expanded our FBO operations to now have a center at Melbourne’s Essendon Fields Airport, we are appreciative of this opportunity to be part of this group, having been recognized by World Fuel Services and the network as a quality provider. We look forward to continuing to build the Air Elite brand and network in Australia, as well as providing Air Elite global customers a first-rate experience.”

Kayan Jet is in Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis (TKPK). This boutique location provides luxury services and a relaxing environment for guests. Kayan Jet provides operational and weather monitoring, and its maintenance and engineering teams develop customized aircraft maintenance programs to make it easy for aircraft to be serviced. Hallmark services include personalized concierge services, in-house baggage, immigration and customs handling.

Jyoti Moolchandani, general manager at Kayan Jet, said, “Kayan Jet is pleased to be part of the Air Elite family. We look forward to welcoming aircraft to our beautiful facility. We are also delighted to bring this brand to St Kitts & Nevis, which has seen a recent surge in private jet traffic due to ongoing development on both islands. We highly value the association with Air Elite and look forward to networking with all the members.”

FBO Redwings’s location at Intercontinental Airport of Querétaro in Querétaro, Mexico (MMQT), is in the heart of Mexico and provides an alternative for aircraft arriving and departing currently from the busier Mexico City and Toluca airports. In addition to offering a full FBO experience for its customer base, FBO Redwings monitors all its airplanes, manages international permits and develops flight plans for its managed fleet.

Bernardo Moreno, CEO and owner of FBO Redwings, commented, “We are honored to be accepted into the Air Elite network. Our boutique style, exceptional service, state-of-the-art FBO building, FAA repair station MRO and charter operation make us a perfect match for this elite network.

“We are looking forward to supporting the network at Querétaro International Airport, gateway to San Miguel de Allende.”

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