Trego-Dugan Aviation opens FBO in Nebraska


Left: The new facility with Rocket Bob displayed outside

Trego-Dugan has opened its new FBO facility in Grand Island, Nebraska, USA, servicing flights in and out of Central Nebraska Regional Airport (KGRI). The state-of-the-art facility boasts a pilots’ lounge, modern conference room and top-line weather and computer service amenities. Service offerings include airline ground handling, avionics installations, a robust maintenance shop and Phillips 66 Aviation fuel available 24/7.

“In constructing our new facility in Grand Island, we were able to utilize the information we’ve acquired throughout the years operating as a Platinum ARGUS charter operator to design a facility that caters to the specific needs from a passenger’s perspective,” said Vincent Dugan, president at Trego-Dugan.

A unique feature of Trego-Dugan Grand Island is Rocket Bob, a, towering 10ft-tall wooden statue that greets all arriving aircraft. The relic, which has been a fixed attraction at the airport for almost 30 years, was recently refurbished back to its original wild western luster by Trego-Dugan administrative assistant and artist Jean Cook.

“Rocket Bob is a reminder of Trego-Dugan’s 50-plus year history as a frontier-based, convenient fueling destination for aircraft needing to stop midway through their cross-country destinations,” said Dugan. “Grand Island has always been an ideal central stopping point, but today it’s also recognized as a desired final destination.”

November 2, 2015

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