Leading corporate aviation experts again recognized Sugar Land Regional Airport’s GlobalSelect among the top 10 Fixed-Based Operator’s in the western hemisphere.
In the aviation industry, the FBO is a service center at an airport providing various aviation-related services, included aircraft fuel, crew facilities, parking, catering and more. GlobalSelect, owned by the City of Sugar Land, was renamed in 2010 to describe the experience customers receive while visiting SLRA and to better reflect its customer base, which includes corporations throughout the world.
Professional Pilot’s 39th annual Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment (PRASE) survey ranked GlobalSelect second on their “Best FBO in the United States” list. GlobalSelect also received recognition as the “Most Improved FBO,” an award recognizing the largest increase in ranking position compared with the previous year.
GlobalSelect also remained in the top 10 of Aviation International News “Best FBOs in the Americas.” The publication’s FBO survey compares fixed-based operators in the western hemisphere. The survey is completed by pilots and other corporate aviation experts who rate facilities in categories such as pilot amenities and services, line service, passenger amenities and facilities. GlobalSelect has been among the top 10 since 2007, with two first place selections during that time period.
Director of Aviation Phillip Savko attributes these honors to its first-class amenities, a staff that consistently provides excellent customer service and support from the City of Sugar Land. SLRA’s focus on corporate aviation – while still providing for the needs of general aviation – has established the airport as an important part of the regional economy, providing jobs, corporate access to local markets, access to air transportation services and facilities to house corporate aviation departments. More than 100 Fortune 500 companies utilized the airport annually.
The airport is a self-sustaining operation; its contribution to a strong economy is made without taxpayer dollars. Amenities at the airport include a Texas-style 20,000-square-foot corporate aviation terminal; a state-of-the-art air traffic control tower and radar system; a reinforced, concrete runway measuring 100 feet wide by 8,000 feet in length, accommodating the largest of the corporate-type business jets; an instrument landing system and high-intensity lighting; U.S. Customs; and more.
To learn more about SLRA or GlobalSelect, please call (281) 275-2100, e-mail SLRA@sugarlandtx.gov, or visit www.flysgr.com.