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Memphis International Airport Notes

June 2009


Wilson Air Center Voted #1 Corporate Aviation Support Facility "Best Chain" for 3rd Consecutive Year

Wilson Air Center was recently voted as the #1 Corporate Aviation Support Facility (FBO) Chain in Professional Pilot magazine’s 2009 Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment (PRASE) survey for the third consecutive year.

Opened in late 1996, Wilson Air Center - Memphis was the first of three locations in the Wilson Air Center chain. Wilson Air Center has been credited with reinventing the corporate aviation support industry by blending a heritage rich in hospitality management and a long-standing passion for aviation. The facility offers corporate services, maintenance, charter, aircraft sales, military handling, airline handling, freight handling, and aircraft management.

"There is no secret to our recognition by flight crews and passengers. It is simply putting together a remarkable team who enjoy coming to work every day," says Rob Hartwein, General Manager, Wilson Air Center - Memphis. "Our Memphis location is the flagship of our growing chain, currently located in Charlotte, Houston and Memphis", says David J. Ivey, Vice President, Wilson Air Center. "It is extremely gratifying to have introduced a hospitality customer service oriented business model successfully into the aviation market."

Additionally, Wilson Air Center - Houston was voted the #1 Most Improved FBO Facility in the same survey. The Memphis location is the only aviation facility in the United States that has been voted by flight crews as the #1 Best Overall FBO in the Americas for an unprecedented nine consecutive years.
(Aviation International News, 2000 – 2008)

In 2009, Wilson Air Center – Memphis was voted as the #2 Best U.S. FBO in Professional Pilot Magazine and the #2 Best FBO in the Americas in Aviation International News.

With locations in Memphis, TN; Charlotte, NC; and Houston, TX; Wilson Air Center’s corporate aviation support facilities are renowned for their innovative approach to customer service and satisfaction that originated from roots within the hospitality industry. The Memphis location is the home of one of the world’s largest aircraft canopies, and is touted by the aviation industry as among the top fixed base operations in the United States for the quality of its services and the comfort and design of its facilities. www.wilsonair.com.


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