JA Air Center joins the Air Elite Network


World Fuel Services has unveiled JA Air Center in Sugar Grove, Illinois, as the newest member of the Air Elite Network.

JA Air Center is based at Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR), approximately 45 miles west of Chicago. Located just outside O’Hare International Airport’s airspace, the FBO offers direct access to the toll way (highway).

JA Air Center has an 11,000ft² terminal, 100,000ft² of heated hangar space capable of housing a G650, and a 20,000ft² arrivals canopy. Crew amenities include a workout room with showers, snooze rooms, courtesy cars, and a pilot’s lounge including a pool table.

Courtesy of its partnership with the nearby Rich Harvest Farms private golf and country club, the lobby also hosts a rotating display of vintage cars provided by the club.

Randy Fank, JA Air Center’s FBO operations manager, said, “We are excited to partner with World Fuel Services and to be selected as a member of the Air Elite Network. We look forward to taking our customer service to an even higher level with the Ritz-Carlton training and to leveraging the many benefits that are provided with network membership.

“We’re proud to be the network’s first Chicagoland FBO. Our facility has direct access to the tollway, with only one stop light between us and downtown Chicago. ‘Closer isn’t quicker’ has been our motto since moving to the Aurora Airport in 2008. This unique location offers operators the most convenient access to the city when compared to DuPage or Midway airports.”

Established in 2011, the Air Elite Network has grown to 79 locations worldwide. Each FBO member must meet a number of airport, facility, and service quality standards to qualify for membership.

Steve Drzymalla, SVP, business aviation bulk fuel at World Fuel Services, added, “We are pleased to welcome JA Air Center to the Air Elite Network as our first Chicago area FBO.

“The team at JA Air Center has built an exemplary reputation through their efforts, and the industry consistently recognizes this in the results of the AIN annual survey. We are proud to partner with this first-class FBO.”

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