After a near 70-year absence Northern Ireland is ready to once again host the British Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club, County Antrim from 18th to 21st July 2019. Situated only a 40-minute car journey from the venue, Belfast International is the closest 24/7 international airport.
February of this year saw Jet Assist Business Jet Centre, The Belfast International (EGAA | BFS) based FBO, acquire their first 11,000 USG (41,000 litre) GA dedicated fuel bowser, which joins their existing portfolio of owned and operated ground service equipment (GSE).
The introduction of this GA dedicated bowser with its under and over wing fuelling capabilities allows Jet Assist to now guarantee a smooth and efficient fuel uplift and removes business aviation operator’s reliance on the commercial airline service that was previously depended upon at EGAA | BFS.
Jet Assist Chairman Stanley Edgar said, “The addition of our own fuel bowser allows us to control more of the services our customers need on the ground, which in turn ensures that we can support our customers in completing their flights efficiently and on time.”
With easy access onto the North Atlantic Tracks, 24/7 opening hours as standard and competitively priced fuel, handling and airport fees, EGAA | BFS really is a hidden gem. In addition, Jet Assist boast Ireland’s only in-FBO security suite which makes any clearance requirements painless and time efficient.
Whether Belfast International is a flight’s final destination or you are looking for a time and cost effective trans-Atlantic tech stop option, Belfast International and Jet Assist are your partners of choice.
Jet Assist Business Jet Centre, the Belfast International (EGAA/BFS) based FBO originally opened in June 2014, has continued its growth in recent months following the company’s purchase by Northern Irish entrepreneur Stanley Edgar in June 2018.
A recently completed refurbishment of its VIP facilities includes a makeover of their passenger lounge and significant upgrades to the crew lounge, rest areas with the addition of sleep pods and state of the art computer equipment. Jet Assist are also delighted to be providing a Biz Av dedicated refuelling service following the introduction of its own 11,000 USG Jet-A1 bowser in February of this year.
In tandem with developments to their facilities, equipment and services, Mr Edgar and his team gladly welcome Eddie Allison (Commercial Director), Craig Middleton (Senior Consultant) and Steve Woods (Senior Consultant) to the Jet Assist team as hands on advisors. Between them the 3 professionals bring vast FBO, fuel and industry experience and Jet Assist are excited to have their support as the company embarks on the next chapter of the Jet Assist story.
Mr. Edgar, who has long been involved within the business aviation community as a pilot and previously a flight instructor, speaks enthusiastically about his plans for Jet Assist and growing the FBO further, “I am delighted with the progress we have made during my short time with Jet Assist from enhancing our crew/passenger facilities and in-house security screening suite to welcoming Eddie, Craig and Steve and their extensive industry experience as they support our existing operations team.”
Mr. Edgar continues “Our focus is to deliver the highest standards of service and facilities to our customers whether they are spending time visiting Belfast itself, the beautiful Northern Irish countryside or using Belfast International as the most convenient trans-Atlantic tech stop option. Our team at Jet Assist is committed to delivering industry leading service and value to our customers 24/7/365.”