Avfuel has welcomed Bent Wing Flight Services, Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport’s (KFHB) new FBO, to its branded network of independent FBOs.
Bent Wing Flight Services will take over as KFHB’s only FBO from April 1, 2018, and move into a new terminal in June. The FBO will provide its full array of services out of a temporary terminal until that time.
The plans for the new terminal ensure that its historical design meets modern-day function, providing all the necessary amenities, including a pilot lounge and shower, flight planning room, conference room, canteen coffee bistro and pilot store. These complement Bent Wing Flight Services’ array of offerings, including full fuel services, concierge services, courtesy and rental cars, catering services, hangar space and after-hours service.
The design for the new terminal takes its inspiration from the F4U Corsair airplane, which is known for its inverted gull wings and has the moniker ‘the Bent Wing Bird’ – the namesake of the FBO. The new general aviation terminal was designed to represent the Corsair aircraft, complete with inverted gull wings, a nose section, skylight cockpit and tail. The interior will feature a two-story glass lobby with a model F4U Corsair suspended from the ceiling, and military and historical memorabilia displayed throughout the building.
Brian Echard, owner of Bent Wing Flight Services, said, “We look forward to serving the airport’s customer base with excellent, professional care. The airport has an exceptional history, which we are proud to share with the aviation community.”
“The unique design of the new terminal building will quickly distinguish Amelia Island’s airport as an iconic aviation landmark. As the FBO providing services from the new terminal, it made sense to name our business to reflect the community’s pride in the distinguished history of the airport and pay tribute to the members of our military who served in WWII.”