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B. Coleman Aviation boosts World Fuel Network in Chicago
B. Coleman Aviation’s modern facility has a unique ramp-side canopy, the only one of its kind in Chicago, that protects passengers and aircraft from the elements and is large enough to house two large business jets.
Read this story in our October 2023 printed issue.

The Air Elite by World Fuel Network, a global network of elite FBOs, has welcomed B. Coleman Aviation, a go-to location for safe, quick and efficient access to the Chicago area.

As a business aviation focused facility, B. Coleman Aviation serves a convenient option to the congested, commercial, class B airspace of Chicago Midway International airport, O’Hare International airport and Chicago Executive airport. Based out of the International Gary/Chicago International airport (KGYY), B. Coleman Aviation is independently owned, has customs on site and is a full-service fixed base operator (FBO) that is only a 35-minute drive from the loop and metro area.

All Air Elite locations receive an invitation to participate in the global network after a diligent review of their facilities and commitment to high-quality service to passengers and pilots. B. Coleman Aviation successfully exceeded the required qualifications to earn an invitation to the global network curated for elite service. This process is governed by the Air Elite board, comprised of members who maintain the network membership and brand.

B. Coleman Aviation’s modern facility has a unique ramp-side canopy, the only one of its kind in Chicago, that protects passengers and aircraft from the elements and is large enough to house a Bombardier Global Express and a Gulfstream G550. Whether aircraft need to be protected from summer heat and hail or winter weather, B. Coleman Aviation’s hangar space is a superior option year-round. Military, corporate or general aviation aircraft are easily accommodated in B. Coleman Aviation’s hangar space and can expect to save when compared to hangar rental prices to those at nearby facilities. The facility also includes WiFi, a surround sound theatre with a 105-inch screen, conference rooms, a cafe with complimentary beverages, a premier pilots lounge, fitness room and shower facilities. B. Coleman Aviation also has land to build hangars to meet specifications.

“Welcoming B. Coleman Aviation to the Air Elite Network aligns with our commitment to curating elite service,” says Malcolm Hawkins, SVP, global business aviation, World Fuel Services. “B. Coleman Aviation’s unique position as an alternative to the commercial airspace in Chicago, ensures our customers have an option that will get them where they need to be quickly.”

“We are very honoured to continue our relationship with World Fuel Services by being selected as an Air Elite location. This will help us continue delivering elite service to the competitive Chicago region,” says John Girzadas, president, B. Coleman Aviation.

As a member of the World Fuel Network, B. Coleman Aviation has new payment options and a loyalty offer with World Fuel Contract card, AVCARD by World Fuel and World Fuel Rewards. Customers can save even more by utilising AVCARD to pay for services including B. Coleman Aviation’s competitive hangar fees.

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