Business Jet Center Completes Construction of Fuel Farm at Oakland International Airport

Oakland FBO More Than Triples Fuel Capacity to Handle Increased Traffic

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Business Jet Center at Oakland International Airport has completed the construction of a new fuel farm, which allows the fixed base operator (FBO) to store 40,000 gallons of Jet A fuel and 12,000 gallons of Avgas at the facility — an increase of more than 300% over the fixed-base operator’s previous capacity for Jet A fuel. The additional above-ground, Fireguard fuel storage tanks were added to handle the increased traffic to the FBO. In late December 2004, Business Jet Center sold its one-millionth gallon of fuel at Oakland International Airport.

“Our customer base is increasing dramatically, and our expanded fuel capability will allow us to more efficiently and quickly serve our customers,” said Sheila Opitz, general manager at Business Jet Center Oakland. “Additionally, we chose Fireguard tanks, because they are considered to be the safest in the industry.”

Business Jet Center Oakland has also recently completed a $4 million renovation of the airport’s original terminal, which serves as the FBO’s executive terminal. Business Jet Center had been operating out of temporary facilities at the airport since August 2003.

Just 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco, Business Jet Center Oakland is located at 9351 Earhart Road, just west of the main entrance to the Oakland International Airport.

Founded seven years ago at Dallas Love Field, Business Jet Center is a full-service fixed base operator with locations in Dallas, Texas, and Oakland, California. Business Jet Center has been consistently recognized by prominent industry publications as a world-class FBO.

Business Jet Center is affiliated with Business Jet Services, an aircraft sales, maintenance, management and charter company, and Business Jet Technologies, which sells and installs Stage 3 hush kits, RVSM solutions and engine management program development for Gulfstream II and III aircraft. Business Jet Services also operates a maintenance facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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