Fort Wayne’s modern and spacious facility includes heated hangar space available for the largest business aircraft up to and including a G-650 and Global 7500. Amenities are abundant and include an executive terminal with an open and welcoming lobby, conference centers, pilot’s lounge, fitness center and showers. Fort Wayne’s line staff is also NATA Safety 1st-trained, and for added convenience, a new U.S. customs clearance facility is located on the field. As a member of Air Elite, this location will undergo onsite audits to ensure consistency in service culture.
Joe Behling, director of fixed base operations, Fort Wayne Aero Center, stated: “We at Fort Wayne Aero Center want to represent our city with a modern facility operated by a staff that always does the right thing. We will do the same in representing Air Elite as we maintain the standards of elevated service.”
Steve Drzymalla, senior vice president for business aviation bulk fuel, World Fuel Services, stated: “As a popular business aviation destination, Fort Wayne Aero Center is an exceptional addition to the Air Elite Network. We welcome the Fort Wayne team whose services and facilities emulate the network’s commitment in Indiana and the surrounding areas.”
In 2020, Air Elite has welcomed three new locations to its global network. As a member of the network, Fort Wayne will offer their customers points via the Air Elite bonus, an advantage that gives Air Elite members a larger bank of World Fuel Rewards points to award their customers for their business and loyalty. This location will also enjoy fast and paperless credit card processing via avPOS and pilots and flight departments will be able to utilize World Fuel Contract.