June 1st, 2012 - Salem, OR - The UVair FBO NetworkSM, an alliance between EPIC Aviation™ (EPIC) and UVair® Fuel Program, officially announced its first five member FBOs.
The UVair FBO NetworkSM is comprised of independent FBOs located at airports commonly used by business aviation throughout the United States and Canada. The FBOs selected are well known for offering first class facilities, outstanding customer service and having a track record of exemplary safety in their operation.
The first locations announced as members of the UVair FBO NetworkSM are:
- (KBIL) Edwards Jet Center in Billings, MT
- (KGSP) Stevens Aviation in Greer, SC
- (KRBD) Ambassador Aviation in Dallas, TX
- (KTUL) Bizjet International in Tulsa, OK
- (CYVR) Million Air Vancouver in Richmond, BC
“It was important to our facility to become a member of the UVair FBO NetworkSM. From the first time we heard of the plan, we liked the way they approached the concept and knew we were going to belong to a network that was committed to the growth of our facility,” stated Robb Bergeson, General Manager at Edwards Jet Center (KBIL). “We are excited about the future with the UVair FBO NetworkSM”.
“Seeing the UVair FBO NetworkSM come to fruition is the culmination of years of planning and careful consideration as to how this alliance could make a true impact within this industry,” explains Steve McCullough, EPIC SVP Business Development and Strategy. “The response has been incredible and these first members to commit are part of a list of over 20 FBOs that have
already signed a letter of intent. We truly believe we are creating something the business aviation community wants to be a part of.”
In celebration of the network’s debut, from July 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2012, at UVair FBO NetworkSM locations, flight departments and crew can double their UVair® or EPIC Card Bravo™ reward points per gallon on qualifying transactions.
“Between EPIC and UVair® we have extensive internal resources committed to the UVair FBO NetworkSM. Signage will begin going up at member locations in June and July, and we look forward to working with each location to help them reach their goals,” said Greg Cox, UVair® SVP. The tagline of the UVair FBO NetworkSM is ‘Coming together for you’. In everything we do, we want to make sure the focus is always on those who use the Network’s facilities and the services they need now and in the future.
Call (800)830-2357 if you have any questions or are interested in becoming a member. Visit UVairFBONetwork.com to see the full list of locations within the UVair FBO NetworkSM.
About UVair FBO NetworkSM
UVair FBO NetworkSM is a premier network of independent FBOs throughout the U.S. and Canada. UVair FBO NetworkSM was formed through a strategic partnership between EPIC Aviation™, LLC (EPIC) and the UVair® Fuel Program. This unique Network includes FBOs that have high end facilities, exemplary service and safety, supported by industry-standard training at their facilities. Each location was handpicked to participate in the Network after undergoing an extensive review.
About EPIC Aviation, LLC
EPIC Aviation™, LLC (EPIC) is an aviation fuel supplier with primary operations throughout the U.S. and Canada including the EPIC FBO Network. EPIC’s supply system consists of nearly 300 supply points in the U.S. and Canada selected to provide our customers with a reliable and secure fuel supply. The system utilizes a broad network of refineries, terminal, pipelines, and railcars to serve over 4,000 diverse customers including Airlines, Cargo Operators, Business Aviation Flight Departments, Fixed Base Operators and Resellers. EPIC specializes in innovative customer solutions and industry leading fuel quality assurance programs. EPIC is owned by Downstream Aviation, LP, which is based in Dallas, Texas. Downstream Aviation has a primary focus in acquiring and operating companies in the aviation fuel segment of the petroleum industry. Downstream currently operates in the U.S., Canada and Asia Pacific.
About the UVair Fuel Program
The UVair® Fuel Program, fueling services from Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., offers a total Jet-A contract fuel solution, regardless of aircraft size. The UVair Fueling Card, which is accepted at more than 4,000 locations worldwide and carried by more than 19,500 cardholders, offers competitive, pre-negotiated discount fuel pricing with no annual fees and guaranteed payment to suppliers and FBOs. Cardholders also have access to a 24/7 team of dedicated aviation fuel specialists working on their behalf, value added tax (VAT) exemption support, and real-time online access to discounted fuel pricing.