Flying Cloud Fuel Services, a fuel consortium between Elliott Aviation, Executive Aviation and Premier Jet Center at the Flying Cloud airport (KFCM) of Eden Prairie, MN, today announced selection from the Corporate Aircraft Association (CAA) as a CAA preferred Fixed Based Operator (FBO) location. Flying Cloud Fuel Services locations make KFCM only one of two airports in the entire state of Minnesota that have FBOs with CAA preferred status.
CAA preferred FBO locations are qualified by a voting process with CAA members, which consist of pilots and flight departments, to achieve their preferred status. Only twenty-five percent of the applicants are approved by CAA members.
“We’re thrilled to be selected by CAA members as a preferred FBO location,” said Joe Smith, Vice President and General Manager of Elliott Aviation’s Flying Cloud Airport facility and Manager of Flying Cloud Fuel Services. “This opens up the opportunity for Elliott Aviation and our Flying Cloud Fuel Service partners, Premier Jet Center and Executive Aviation to provide CAA members generous fuel discounts and exceptional customer service.”
The Flying Cloud Fuel Services preferred status goes into effect for a contract period of two years starting April 18, 2012.
About The Corporate Aircraft Association
The Corporate Aircraft Association (CAA) is a non-profit organization formed to consolidate/enhance the purchasing power of its members, thereby improving their operating efficiency and effectiveness. CAA will focus on developing a greater alliance between vendors and its members, always adhering to the highest ethical standards and demonstrating a “win/win” philosophy in all negotiations.
About Elliott Aviation
Elliott Aviation’s Eden Prairie facility is a full-service FBO offering deicing, catering, overnight hangar, on site rental cars, crew cars and town cars and other services within just minutes of quality hotels and restaurants. Line technicians are NATA certified. The facility has a 145 repair station with factory trained technicians specializing in piston, turbo prop and jet maintenance. The facility also provides aircraft management and charter operations.
About Executive Aviation
Executive Aviation is a full-service FBO that provides line services, maintenance, aircraft management, charter, leasing and aircraft sales. Executive Aviation operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
About Premier Jet Center
Premier Jet Center is a full-service FBO that provides fuel services and ground support, concierge, hangar storage and lease, Part 145 repair station, avionics, Part 135 charter and aircraft management. Premier Jet Center also hosts an on-site aircraft sales, brokerage and acquisitions operation.
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