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Fargo Jet Center Earns #2 Ranking and Listed in the Top 5%
April 25, 2013

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Fargo Jet Center has been ranked number two by pilots in the 2013 Aviation International News (AIN) FBO Survey – The Americas

Fargo Jet Center LogoThe 2013 FBO (Fixed Base Operator) survey allows readers to evaluate aviation service companies in the Western Hemisphere including the North, South and Central Americas and the Caribbean. The announcement was published in the April edition of AIN and included a special report featuring reviews of the Top 5% rated FBO’s and a listing of the top 30% rated FBO’s in the current edition of the magazine and by clicking here.

“Earning the #2 rank in this year’s survey marks our 2nd appearance in the Top 10 (2011 FJC ranked #8) and highlights our team’s dedication to aviation excellence and safety,” said Jim Sweeney, FJC President. “We continually strive to enhance our client service offerings and it is inspiring to be a top choice of pilots who notice and appreciate our efforts.”

In the US alone, there are estimated to be nearly 3,000 FBOs. This year 1,777 FBOs received at least one vote and of the thousands of aviation service companies in the Western Hemisphere, only 135 companies qualified to be published in the survey. The survey is categorized by the average scores each company receives in the areas of Line Service, Passenger Amenities, Pilot Amenities and Facilities. With an average score of 9.4 out of a possible 10, FJC is the highest ranking FBO in the upper Midwest and is the only facility in the Top 30% based outside of a major metropolitan or destination area. Fargo’s geographical location positions FJC as a premier fuel stop and US Customs clearance Port of Entry.

“Pilot and passengers experience in Fargo is enhanced by the excellent operation of Fargo’s Hector International Airport. The entire operation of the airport facility, skilled air traffic controllers and the professional service of U.S Customs and Border Protection contribute to the “positive experience” our customers receive in Fargo” adds Sweeney.

About the survey: AIN has been conducting the survey since 1981. 'FBO' or Fixed Base Operation is a common term used to describe an aviation service business. The survey questionnaire asks readers to evaluate FBOs they have visited in the last year in four categories: line service, passenger amenities, pilot amenities and facilities. An FBO's overall average is calculated by adding individual category ratings received and dividing the resulting sum by the total number of all category ratings received by the FBO.

About Aviation International News: A monthly trade publication widely called "AIN" that covers news, features, special reports, aircraft evaluations and surveys on business, commercial and regional aviation worldwide, and a twice-weekly electronic newsletter, available by e-mail and AINalert(www.ainalerts.com).

About Fargo Jet Center: Based on Fargo's Hector International Airport (KFAR), FJC is recognized worldwide as a leading provider of aviation services and is consistently recognized among the top aviation service companies in North America. FJC is an Avfuel dealer of aviation fuels, an award winning aircraft maintenance and avionics repair station and an aircraft dealer. FJC also provides aircraft charter, aircraft management services and operates a Cessna certified flight school.

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