OAKLAND, January 2012 – Business Jet Center Oakland at Oakland International Airport (OAK) has become a Phillips 66® Aviation-branded dealer.
Business Jet Center Oakland joins its sister operation Business Jet Center Dallas, which has been with Phillips 66 Aviation since 1997. Phillips 66 Aviation is the nation's largest branded aviation dealer network, featuring 866 fixed base operators coast-to-coast.
"We are delighted to have Business Jet Center Oakland join the Phillips 66 Aviation family, as they are one of the premier FBOs in the West," says Rosemary Leone, Director, Programs, Phillips 66 Aviation. "Both Business Jet Center locations are perennial favorites in annual FBO customer polls. It's also fitting that Business Jet in Oakland, which operates in the historic, original 1927 Oakland airport terminal, joins Phillips 66 Aviation as we launch our 85th year serving the general aviation industry."
The Business Jet Center facility in Oakland offers 9,000 square feet of forward-thinking pilot and passenger amenities, while paying homage to the historic importance of the original Oakland airport.
The FBO extensively remodeled the original 1927 terminal at an airport made famous by Charles Lindberg, who dedicated the facility. That same year the airport was also the takeoff point for the Dole prize – aviation's historic first flight from the mainland to Hawaii across 2,400 miles of Pacific Ocean. Stuntman Art Goebel won the prize in his Woolaroc monoplane – named for the Frank Phillips Ranch and fueled by Phillips Petroleum.
Business Jet Center provides travelers with a hassle-free point of entry to the San Francisco Bay Area, explains Leone, who notes that it takes less time to drive to downtown San Francisco from OAK than from SFO.
"Business Jet Center is proud to become a Phillips 66 dealer," says Dave Mills, General Manager for Business Jet Center Oakland. "Their programs will help support our mission to provide enthusiastic, unparalleled customer service 24/7, no matter the size of your aircraft."
The FBO is known for a lengthy list of complimentary services, such as its "Tidy Turn Around," which offers interior clean up during refueling. There is an executive secured, covered valet parking service, a spacious lobby with complimentary fruit, beverages and fresh-baked cookies, crew sleeping quarters, flat screen televisions, executive conference rooms, a business office for pilots and hangars designed for large aircraft.
Business Jet Center also boasts fast quick-turns with a NATA Safety 1st-certified line crew. "Our turnaround times are uncontestable," says Mills.For more information on Business Jet Center, visit businessjetcenter.com.