The Caribbean-based fixed-base operator (FBO) Copeca Jet Center, has announced its entry into the Paragon Network, an exclusive global group of heavily audited FBOs.
Located in the Puerto Rican city of Aguadilla, at Rafael Hernandez International Airport (TJBQ), the centre boasts of the “quickest FBO services in the Caribbean.”
“We are thrilled to have Copeca Jet Center in our network,” said Megan Barnes, President of Paragon Aviation Group. “Their commitment to delivering outstanding customer service makes them a perfect fit for the group. Copeca Jet Center is a great addition to our growing list of exceptional FBOs world-wide.”
The Paragon Network website states members can “enjoy increased business through group networking efforts”, while customers can reap “extended benefits”.
Specialising in independent small chain operators, the group also deploys flight tracking software for members, who can also maintain constant communication with each other.
Copeca Jet Center itself acts as the southernmost point of entry to the United States and as such maintains US customs, immigration and agriculture facilities as part of its service at TJBQ.
The centre has a 16,000-sq-ft hangar at TJBQ (which has the longest runway in the Caribbean at 11,300 ft), which can accommodate jets up to the size of the Gulfstream G200.
“Business has slowly but surely been increasing,” said Celso López, president and CEO of Copeca Jet Center. “A year ago, one to two business jets a month used the airport; now it gets an average of three to four jets a week.”
“I would like to increase that to three or four per day,” he added. “I’m trying to develop this airport and FBO as a tech stop market between Latin America and the U.S.”