Petty Named as New Air Elite Network Board Chairman

March 13, 2013

COO of Louisiana Aircraft is Prepared to Lead the Network Through Significant Growth Tampa, FL (March 13, 2013) – World Fuel Services announced today that Landon Petty, COO of Louisiana Aircraft in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (KBTR), has been named the new Air Elite Network Board Chairman. Petty, the former Vice Chairman, was named Chairman following the resignation of the former Chairman, Steve Lassetter of Sun Air Jets in Camarillo, CA (KCMA) who left to pursue a number of projects outside of the aviation industry. “I’m honored to have been chosen as the new Air Elite Network Board Chairman. I’m looking forward to working with each of our Air Elite FBOs and the World Fuel Services team to grow and perfect our Network over the next couple of years” said Petty regarding his new leadership role. Petty’s term as Chairman will last through the end of 2014. With this leadership change, Larry Wade, Owner of Golden Isles Aviation, Saint Simons Island, GA (KSSI), was named Vice Chairman of the Air Elite Network Board. The Air Elite Network now encompasses 27 FBO locations, including six international and 21 domestic FBOs. From California to Dubai, each Air Elite designated location adheres to strict service and quality standards that ensure consistent excellence, while allowing for each location to maintain their individuality and uniqueness. The Network expects to grow significantly through 2013. *** About Air Elite® Air Elite® is a global network of uniquely exceptional FBOs. The premier network of Diamond Service locations is strategically positioned around the world. The comfort of consistency is delivered through elevated facility standards and customer service. Air Elite offers customers the pleasure of variety with the local expertise and regional nuances of independently owned FBOs. 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 200 countries and territories worldwide. For more information, call 305‐428‐8000 or visit

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