JFI JetCenter in Long Beach Earns 2012 Pilots' Choice Awards

LONG BEACH, CA June 25, 2012 – The JFI JetCenter at California's Long Beach Airport (LGB) has been recognized by FltPlan.com as a 2012 Pilots' Choice Awards winner in three categories.


The JFI JetCenter (www.jfijets.com) was recognized as one of the top 5 southwest US FBOs, the only California FBO in that ranking.  The JetCenter also was voted the 27th best FBO in the country out of 50 in the category, and 4th in the top 25 STAR FBO category based on airport arrival data, airport traffic and competition on the field.


"We are particularly proud of our FBO Division for earning these awards especially with the strong competition we face from Signature Flight Support and AirFlite that are also located at the Long Beach Airport," said Bill Cripe, chief executive officer of JFI Jets.


Valerie Boes, general manager of the JFI JetCenter, said, "this is the first time in JFI Jets' six year history that it  has ever been acknowledged with an award for outstanding customer service and commitment to excellence." "What sets us apart from other FBOs is simply our service.  We actually do take personal care of every customer who comes in here.  We pay personal attention.  We treat every customer as if he or she was part of our family.  They know that.  By the time they leave they feel like they are part of our team."


Boes said the awards are particularly gratifying since FltPlan.com is used by thousands of  pilots, the customers who frequent FBOs. 

Pilot Steve Kass said, "All the standard things pilots care about are thought out at this FBO.  A lineman brought us up close to minimize our walk. They had water and coffee. There was a nice pre-flight room, good Unicom handling procedures, smiling faces, and no price gouging."  


The JFI JetCenter is a U.S. National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Safety 1st trained facility and will be recognized by NATA at the 2012 National Business Aviation Association Annual Meeting and Convention October 30 thru November 1 in Orlando.


JFI Jets, a worldwide provider of aircraft management and charter services, has major hubs of aviation, in Long Beach, New York and Moscow.  For additional information about the JFI JetCenter in Long Beach call 562-425-8800.  Contact Valerie Boes via email at valerie@jfijets.com