Calgary, Alberta, CA. – AVCARD and the World Fuel Services Group of Companies - along with their affiliate Baseops - have been long standing supporters of the annual Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) Convention and Trade Show. The 2008 edition of the CBAA will be the Association’s 47th annual such gathering, and will be held in Toronto at the Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on June 16-19.
One of the much anticipated highlights for CBAA this year will be a rare presentation of four very significant vintage aircraft – courtesy of a special sponsorship from AVCARD and Word Fuel Services. An appearance by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster Bomber and Mitchell B25 Bomber is rare – the “Lanc” being one of only two in the world still flying and the B25 among a small number. Add to that the appearance of the Vintage Wings Museum Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane and you have a unique gathering of special aircraft representing an important part of Canada’s aviation heritage.
CBAA is pleased that AVCARD and World Fuel Services are making the presentation of these aircraft possible. It pays a fitting tribute not only to the efforts of our Armed Forces from years gone by, but is also an apt reminder of the dedication and effort that our military provide through their presence all over the world today. The aircraft will arrive in formation flight on Tuesday June 17th just before noon to take their place within the Static Display or some 30 corporate aircraft. The B25 and Lancaster will be departing just as the event closes on Thursday June 19th.
AVCARD is a provider of aviation products and services throughout the world. AVCARD has over 10,000 cardholders which include major corporations, charter operators, and governments with over 7,200 card acceptors and fuel suppliers in over 190 countries worldwide.
World Fuel specialize in aviation and marine fuel products and fuel management solutions - currently providing client support through 1,500 locations in 24 countries.
Baseops provides full flight planning and support options for corporate, commercial and special missions flight operations. Current clients include Fortune 500 corporations, royalty, heads-of-state, private charter, air ambulances and airline operators.
The corporate parent of these firms is World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT). World Fuel specialize in aviation and marine fuel products and fuel management solutions - currently providing client support through 1,500 locations in 24 countries.