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Fort Wayne Aero Center Open For Business

Fort Wayne Aero Center, one of Avfuel Corporations newest branded dealers, opened for business on Friday, Jan. 1, with a new facility and plethora of services to ring in the New Year.

“We’ve been waiting a long time for this day,” said Jeff Van Slyke, FBO general manager for Fort Wayne Aero Center. “The building finished right on schedule and our experienced staff is ready to provide exceptional customer service to the guests of Fort Wayne Aero Center. We’re delighted to serve the aviation community we love in such a pristine facility, offering some of the best services in the industry along with the best products from Avfuel.”

As northeast Indiana’s premier full-service FBO, the newly-constructed 12,000 square foot facility boasts high-end architectural considerations—such as floor-to-ceiling color-tinted windows in various shades of blue and green overlooking the airfield—and an array of pilot amenities, including a lounge and private rest area, WiFi, two conference rooms with audio/visual capabilities, a fitness center, and complimentary provisions.

With a strong emphasis on customer service, Fort Wayne Aero Center strives to provide its guests with heightened support for an unparalleled experience. Along with critical aviation services—such as Jet A and 100LL fueling, maintenance, de-icing, quick turns, concierge, heated hangar space, and charter, cargo, ground handling and forklift services—the FBO offers all the benefits of the Avfuel network, including Avfuel Contract Fuel and AVTRIP rewards.

Fort Wayne Aero Center began taking reservations on Dec. 26, 2015, and received its first round of guests on New Year’s Day. For reservations and more information on this premier FBO, call 260-446-3456 or visit


Fort Wayne Aero Center is owned and operated by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. As the region’s newest fixed base operation, Aero Center provides aircraft fueling, deicing, ramp parking and tie-down, and a range of other services. Amenities include a new 12,000 square foot executive terminal, free Wi-Fi, pilot’s lounge and private rest areas, fitness center, and conference rooms. Fort Wayne Aero Center combines concierge-level customer service with broad industry experience to deliver an exceptional flying experience.


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. Avfuel combines global access with personalized service throughout a fueling network of more than 3,000 locations worldwide and 600+ Avfuel branded dealers. 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.