Network Growth Continues with New FBOs

October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019 – Global – Air Elite, part of the World Fuel Services global network, continues to expand. Two new locations have joined the network, bringing the total to 74. Rectrix Aviation in Sarasota, Florida, joined June 1. Standard Aviation in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, became the newest member on August 1. Air Elite’s ever-expanding footprint enables the network to better share its capabilities, solutions and premium services throughout the world. As part of Air Elite’s ongoing evaluation of prospective locations, a key determinant is an FBO’s commitment to the guest experience. Only the most reputable and dedicated FBOs receive an invitation for membership. Ongoing, onsite audits take place biannually. This quality assurance helps instill confidence and peace of mind in pilots and schedulers, knowing that whatever Air Elite location they visit, their passengers will receive consistent high quality. “Rectrix Aviation Sarasota and Standard Aviation have both demonstrated their commitment to high service levels and world-class facilities,” says Steve Drzymalla, SVP, Business Aviation Bulk Fuel Sales at World Fuel Services and Air Elite Board Member. “World Fuel Services and the Air Elite Network are proud to offer operators a distinctive experience through our newest locations in Sarasota and St. Thomas.” Standard Aviation St. Thomas (TIST) Standard Aviation will soon complete construction of a world-class, 26,000-square-foot facility on St. Thomas, the gateway isle of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Coupled with its service excellence and Air Elite membership, Standard Aviation will transform St. Thomas’s overall general aviation offering. “As the newest FBO in St. Thomas, we are thrilled to bring a facility and service level visitors to the island have never before experienced,” says Shaun Miller, Owner, Standard Aviation. “Being recognized as a member of Air Elite, a network of FBOs that ensures operators a seamless experience and sets the bar for customer service, is something our team is extremely proud of.” Rectrix Aviation Sarasota (SRQ/KSRQ) Sarasota’s location on Florida’s Gulf Coast between Tampa and Naples, miles of fine-sand beaches and shallow waters make it a premier destination. “We are extremely proud to bring the Air Elite brand to this location,” says Deron Webb, General Manager, Rectrix Aviation Sarasota. “In addition to our elegant facility, dedicated team, CAA Preferred pricing, and industry recognition, we are now able to offer our customers even more by rewarding them for their loyalty with World Fuel Rewards points through our membership in the Air Elite Network. We look forward to continue delivering our customers a distinctive experience and collaborating with other reputable Air Elite members from around the globe.” *** About Air Elite® by World Fuel Services 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. 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

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