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World Fuel Services and XLR Executive Jet Centres announce new partnership

Contract considered ‘final step’ in creation of full‐service FBO at Birmingham Airport


World Fuel Services

Niki Goddard, 01179064515, [email protected]

TBC February – LONDON – Leading fuel and aviation services provider, World Fuel Services (WFS), today revealed it has entered into a new long‐term partnership with XLR Executive Jet Centres (XLR) to provide fuel and complete technical services to its Birmingham Airport facility.

XLR’s corporate aviation facilities at Birmingham Airport include a state‐of‐the‐art executive suite for passengers, dedicated crew facilities, and a 27,000‐square foot heated hangar. A stone’s throw from Birmingham city centre, the XLR executive lounge at Birmingham Airport is an ideal arrival point for business leaders, as well as being a key refueling stop for those travelling internationally.

This offering is further boosted, as XLR has also joined World Fuel Services‘ exclusive Air Elite Network, giving its customers access to an international network of FBOs offering full‐service personal assistance, and elevated facility and service standards .

The new contract is viewed as an important final step towards establishing a full‐service FBO at Birmingham Airport, which is the seventh busiest UK airport and acts as a connection hub for international flights, as well as being a key domestic centre.

World Fuel Services’ vice president Mark Amor commented: “We’re delighted to be working with XLR to introduce a fuel solution that addresses long‐standing service issues on the General Aviation ramp at Birmingham Airport.

“We will be supporting XLR with a complete service, particularly critical on‐the‐ground expertise that changes the game at its Birmingham site. Through our global sales capability and ongoing consultancy, that supports XLR to achieve its ambitions, we expect this exciting new affiliation to be the first of many projects we work on together.”

The deal will see WFS provide dual‐branded fuel trucks, on‐the‐ground fuel management training, fuel provision and technical maintenance and procedures set‐up for the duration of the contract. In addition, WFS will provide global sales and marketing programs and ongoing consultancy to XLR, as it continues its growth plans across its UK sites.

Chris Beer, Director for XLR, added: “XLR's reputation amongst owners, pilots and brokers is built around our customer‐centric approach and ability to deliver a seamless experience for private passengers. Our partnership with World Fuel Services will enhance that experience and we’re looking forward to a long and successful relationship.

“We are proud to have gained membership to Air Elite, underpinning the hard work that has gone into earning XLR the right to stand alongside the world's leading FBO operators.”