TERRE HAUTE, IN / January 11, 2012 / GENERAL AVIATION NEWS / Terre Haute International Airport is getting a breath of fresh air in the form of Avfuel-branded Hoosier Aviation (formerly the Terre Haute Air Center), now under the ownership of Jordan and Nicole Brown. The Browns plan to grow the FBO, as well as the general aviation presence at the airport beginning with a remodel of the facility, scheduled to be completed by early February 2012.


Though new to the FBO business, the Browns are no strangers to aviation. Jordan Brown began flying at the age of 14 and began his professional career as a mechanic for American International Airlines, later becoming a flight mechanic on B-727, L-1011 and DC-8 aircraft. He and wife Nicole own several World War II aircraft and fly the B-25 “Show Me” for the Missouri wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). The couple also own J&N Metal Products, LLC, a fabrication/machine shop working primarily in the aerospace and defense industries.“We felt that now was an ideal time to purchase the FBO, which we perceived to be in a state of decline,” said Jordan Brown.


“Beginning with the remodel, we plan to start rebuilding general and corporate aviation in our area. We have plans for growth over the next several years that include expanding the flight school, adding a part-135 charter operation, and are even considering the possibility of an air museum.


The Browns chose Avfuel as a fuel supplier based on a combination of price, customer service, and training support. “Avfuel has great name recognition as a good fuel supplier,” said Jordan Brown, “but they’ve really supported Hoosier Aviation in other ways, such as line training and customer service training. We spend a lot of time with new employees training them on handling themselves with our customers and vendors. Our experience with Avfuel in this regard has been wonderful.”Avfuel Director of Marketing Marci Ammerman is more than happy to provide that support. “Avfuel is delighted to provide services and support to the Browns and the crew at Hoosier Aviation as they move forward in Terre Haute,” she said. “We look forward to seeing what the future holds.”




Avfuel provides fuel and services to the global aviation industry and is the leading independent supplier in the United States. Established as a supply and logistic company nearly 40 years ago, Avfuel is core competent in every aspect that surround the delivery of fuel – from refinery to wingtip. Our diverse market of customers include: fixed base operators, airlines, freight companies, corporate flight departments, military special operations and helicopter operators. Avfuel combines global access with personalized service throughout a fueling network over 2000 locations worldwide and 600+ Avfuel branded dealers and offers business solutions such as AVTRIP, an established, recognized pilot incentive program; the jet fuel savings program Avfuel Contract Fuel and Avplan, a flight-support and trip planning company for domestic and international customers. Our 100% dedication to aviation demonstrates our passion and commitment to a global community that prospers on the movement of goods and services around the world.Contacts: - Hoosier Aviation: Jordan Brown, Owner, 812-877-7600 orjordan@hoosieraviation.com, URL: www.hoosieraviation.com- Avfuel Corporation: Marci Ammerman, Director of Marketing, 1-800-521-4106 or mammerman@avfuel.com, URL: www.avfuel.com,www.facebook.com/avfuel, Twitter: @Avfuel###