AVIAA establishes 110-strong global FBO network

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AVIAA, the group purchasing organization for business aviation, has added a more than 110-strong global FBO network to its business aviation services.

The USA- and Europe-based company invited a variety of FBOs to participate in an RFP process in December, responding to demand from members to obtain valuable savings on their fuel costs in North America and associated FBO services worldwide.

After two months of close evaluation, the full line-up of participating partners has now been loaded on to the AVIAA Dashboard, enabling members to enjoy a range of preferred pricing, as and when they use them.

The newly selected US and Canadian locations join AVIAA’s established FBO partners in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia for a robust network of over 100 locations and growing.

Through the network, AVIAA members will receive exclusive pricing on fuel uplift at North American locations, in addition to discounts on handling and other services at all other destinations.

Gillian Hayes, CEO at AVIAA, said, “Our preferred FBO network is a big part of our community building. Just like our jet owners and operators want to join together and aggregate their volume to streamline purchasing, these FBOs are committed to joining together and supporting our community as partners.”

In the USA, the growing FBO network includes Jet Aviation at Washington Dulles, Fontainebleau in Oppalocka, and Castle and Cooke, as well as small independent locations. Partners abroad include TAG Aviation, Jetex, Omni Handling, and Aviapartner Executive.

Irena Deville, managing director, EMEA, AVIAA, added, “It is wonderful to be able to join our FBO networks just as we joined our fleets during the AVIAA acquisition of Convolus. The combined community is truly something special in business aviation.”

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