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Air Elite Network Expands IS-BAH™ Certifications

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019 – GLOBAL – Air Elite members continue to elevate pilot and operator’s confidence as 19-member locations now hold International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH™) certifications, one of highest standards in the industry. The Air Elite network is committed to safety and consistency, which the IS-BAH™ certification validates. Many of the network members are in different stages of the certification process. Two of the most recent Air Elite Network accomplishments include Dassault Falcon Services (LFPB) becoming IS-BAH™ certified and Skylink Services (LCLK) in Larnaca, Cyprus has achieved Stage 2 status. A customer of Dassault Falcon Services, Mr. Abdallah Cherkawi with Fly Executive LTD, said: “I flew everywhere with Dassault Falcon Services for 12 years, so I can attest that the DFS FBO provides first-class service from my experience. The incredible quality of service is constantly increasing and simply makes the difference.” Skylink Services is the sole owner and operator of the only FBO facility in Cyprus, based at Larnaca International Airport. The VIP services include aircraft handling, catering, customs and immigration service, overflight permits, credit facilities, and executive aircraft charter brokerage. Skylink Services has recently acquired a Stage 2 IS-BAH™ certification to bolster their services for the 400 international companies worldwide that Skylink serves. George Mavros, Owner at Skylink Services, said: “Skylink Services is dedicated to the highest level of service and safety for our aircraft operators. We are honored to have completed the Stage 2 IS-BAH™ certification. We are committed to further Skylink Services certification effort through to Stage 3 soon. Aircraft owners and operations can be assured that Skylink Services and other IS-BAH™ certified member locations will handle their aircraft guided by the industry standard.” Steve Drzymalla, SVP, Business Aviation Bulk Fuel Sales at World Fuel Services said: “Instilling confidence with operators and passengers is the number one priority of the Air Elite Network. Our member’s dedication to advance their operational safety standards is a true representation of the commitment they have to their customers. We value the partnership between IS-BAH™ and the Air Elite Network.” The IS-BAH™ certification is designed to promote use of industry best practices blended through a progressive Safety Management System (SMS) for FBOs and Business Aircraft Handling Agencies. This set of guidelines follows the long-established structure of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO™) Program and fully incorporates the NATA Safety First Ground Audit Program. Air Elite locations take the extra steps to ensure operators receive the best service for their aircraft. *** About Air Elite® by World Fuel Air Elite® is a global network dedicated to elevated diamond service at distinct facilities. Each location offers bonus World Fuel Rewards, commits to service excellence, delivers the highest facility standards, and benchmarks the most esteemed hospitality philosophies. The premier network offers locations strategically positioned around the world. www.AirEliteNetwork.com About World Fuel Services Corporation Headquartered in Miami, Florida, World Fuel Services is a global energy management company involved in providing energy procurement advisory services, supply fulfillment and transaction and payment management solutions to commercial and industrial customers, principally in the aviation, marine and land transportation industries. World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 8,000 locations in more than 190 countries and territories worldwide. For more information, call 305-428-8000 or visit www.wfscorp.com.

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