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Colville Joins Avfuel Network To Offer Avtrip Points and Avfuel Contract Fuel At Its Flight Center

Long-standing Colville, Inc. has announced it has joined the Avfuel FBO network. Founded in the 1950s by pioneer bush-pilot, Bud Helmericks, to serve Alaska’s unique needs, Colville is a part of the state’s rich, fascinating history. Colville’s Flight Operations Center now offers AVTRIP points and Avfuel Contract Fuel to participating customers.

“We are pleased to welcome Colville’s Flight Operations Center to the Avfuel network of premier FBOs,” said Avfuel Vice President, Marketing, Marci Ammerman. “This fantastic FBO location is dedicated to customer care and safety. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
“As the region's oldest service company, Colville is an experienced and reliable partner when working on Alaska's North Slope,” said Mark Helmericks, a son of the founder. “We have the Arctic capabilities, staff, and infrastructure to support operations on land, in the air, at sea, and over the ice.”

Colville’s Flight Operations Center provides 24-hour fuel service, a comfortable passenger lounge, pilot briefing room, and more. Courtesy shuttle service is provided around the airport and the FBO’s friendly staff will arrange vehicle rent-als, hotels, meals, cargo handling and other special needs. Colville's Flight Operations center is located on the NE side of the Deadhorse Airport adjacent to Taxiway E.

Originally established by bush-pilot Bud Helmericks as the Arctic Tern Fish & Freight Co, Colville has provided arctic lo-gistics services for over 60 years. Starting with fish and bush plane cargo, after the discovery of the giant Prudhoe Bay oil field, Helmericks became a consultant for Eastman Kodak, Eddie Bauer, and British Petroleum during their early push into the north. Today, Colville is organized as a holding company for a group of businesses providing essential supplies and services across the entire region, including the supply and delivery of fuel, aviation services, transport, solid waste management, industrial supply, and camp housing. For more on Colville’s founder Bud Helmericks, view this video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH1rd6SQ8FI.

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 logistics company nearly 40 years ago, Avfuel is core competent in every aspect that surrounds the delivery of fuel – from refinery to wingtip. Our diverse market of customers include: fixed base opera-tors, airlines, freight companies, corporate flight departments, military special operations and helicopter tors. Avfuel combines global access with personalized service throughout a fueling network over 2000 locations world-wide 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.