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TAC Air Executes Extensive Upgrades at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport Just In Time For Summer

May 2021

Amarillo, Texas, might be one of the most iconic places to visit along the 2,500-mile Route 66, with its historic museums, famous restaurants and western ranches.

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Stephens County Airport: Big Changes Bring Healthy Stream of Visitors to this Texas City

April 2021

Breckenridge, TX

Breckenridge, Texas, is home to a strong oil and gas industry, some of the best hunting in the Lone Star State, and now a growing number of visitors, thanks to a series of strategic airport improvements at the city’s Stephens County Airport (KBKD).

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Mid Island Air Service and New York Jet: Celebrating 75 Years of Aviation History

March 2021

Long Island, NY

New York Jet Corporate Flight Center is among the latest FBOs to join the Phillips 66® Aviation network of branded FBOs. But, the third-generation, family-owned company behind it, known as Mid Island Air Service, has been a part of the aviation world since 1946. This year, they’re celebrating two milestones: their 75th anniversary and the opening of their newest – and largest – hangar at Long Island MacArthur Airport (KISP).

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Newly rebranded Flyby Air plans expansion at Michigan’s Cherry Capital Airport

February 2021

Three locations in Michigan (Muskegon, Holland and Traverse City)

Terry Boer, Owner and President of newly rebranded FLYBY AIR, expanded his aviation services company at Michigan’s Muskegon County Airport (KMKG) into a regional network of fixed-base operators (FBO) across the state of Michigan, not long before the arrival of COVID-19. In but a few short years, Boer and his team purchased Tulip City Air Service at West Michigan Regional Airport (KBIV) in Holland, where they established the company’s second full-service FBO, followed by the acquisition of charter provider Air Service at Traverse City, Michigan’s Cherry Capital Airport (KTVC). The acquisitions diversified FLYBY AIR’s portfolio of services, enabling the company to not only survive a year marked by a global pandemic and massive lockdowns but come out of it as a better business overall. And now, they look forward to more expansions at KTVC.

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Cutter Aviation: Record Year Amid Pandemic Concerns

January 2021

Multiple (Southwest U.S.)

Back in March of 2020, Cutter Aviation President and CEO Will Cutter never could have imagined his company would be celebrating one of its best years yet. But indeed, Cutter Aviation finds itself entering 2021 on the heels of a banner year with record-setting sales, a surge in private charter rentals, and full occupancy at all of its hangars across all FBO locations throughout the Southwest—not to mention, a host of expansion projects on the horizon.

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Feel the Familial Spirit at Spirit of St. Louis

December 2020

St. Louis, Missouri

The Midwest hospitality and familiar spirit is prevalent at Missouri’s Spirit of St. Louis Airport (KSUS). Much like a family, the more than 3,000 employees who call KSUS “home” support each other, support their community and work towards a common goal – to provide world-class aviation support services for business and general aviation needs.

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Mustang Aviation: Where the Midwest Meets the Wild West

November 2020

Pierre, South Dakota

Visitors who fly into Mustang Aviation, the FBO at Pierre Regional Airport (KPIR), are welcomed with the customer service-based ethos of the Midwest, the tranquil vibe of the west, and the flare of the wild outdoors.

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Glacier Jet Center has strong summer in midst of pandemic

October 2020

Kalispell, Montana

Five months ago, Mike Talbot, general manager of Glacier Jet Center, didn’t know what the future would hold for him and the FBO he’s called home for 14 years. Like many other fixed-base operators – and companies around the world – business came to a screeching halt.

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Creativity and a conservative business model drive evolution of Tri-City Aviation

September 2020

Blountville, TN

During times of uncertainty, one thing is sure. Tri-City Aviation in scenic northeast Tennessee, can – and will – adapt to the changing needs of general aviation. Under the leadership of Owner and Manager Pam Phillips, the lone FBO at Tri-Cities Regional Airport (KTRI), which celebrated its golden anniversary last year, has proven that creative, yet conservative business practices can help a business survive in the grimmest circumstances.

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Tri-State Aero

August 2020

Evansville, IN

Tri-State Aero, the lone Phillips 66 branded FBO at Evansville Regional Airport (KEVV), offers all the FBO amenities and top-notch maintenance capabilities that pilots expect from larger airports, but with an added benefit of quick-turn service. And now, ramp reconstruction at the southern Indiana airport is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Already an attractive option for corporate travelers due to its location and convenience, this 250,000-square-foot ramp, which sits on a massive plot of land open for development, will provide KEVV and the FBO the opportunity to expand services.

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Oracle Aviation

July 2020

Omaha, NE

Within the last five years, Oracle Aviation – the sole FBO at Millard Airport (KMLE) in Omaha, Nebraska – has enhanced its offerings and grown the business tremendously. It sounds cliché to say the FBO is well-positioned to “weather the storm” of the COVID-19 pandemic, but due to the growth and diversification of the business over the last five years, this FBO predicts a strong recovery.

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Aviators Plus

April 2020

Brenham, Texas

Located in Brenham, Texas – halfway between Austin and Houston – you’ll find one of the newest Phillips 66® branded FBOs, Aviators Plus. The FBO, which opened in December 2019, is located at the south end of Brenham Municipal Airport (11R) and is the only full-service FBO in Washington County, offering fuel services, aircraft maintenance and inspections, hangar space, and a wide range of FBO amenities and services including showers, a lounge room, car rental and hotel reservations, Wi-Fi, and a snack shop.

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