News Article | 4/13/2010



FORT WORTH, Texas – For an unprecedented 14th consecutive year, the Alliance Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Fort Worth Alliance Airport has received the ExxonMobil Premier Spirit Award as one of the top FBOs among the approximately 200 ExxonMobil facilities around the world. Last year Fort Worth Alliance Airport handled close to 105,000 operations, which are the most at the facility since 2001.

      The Alliance FBO is particularly recognized for the services provided during NASCAR weekends at Texas Motor Speedway. Between Wednesday and Sunday, more than 400 flights will arrive at the airport. Approximately 200 aircraft will be parked at the facility during Sunday’s race. NASCAR officials have used the Alliance FBO as the example of excellence that should be achieved by other airport facilities on their racing circuit.

      The ExxonMobil Premier Spirit Award is based on surveys of independent pilots who visit FBOs around the country and detailed inspections by ExxonMobil’s professional quality Assurance Team. No other FBO has won the honor more.

       A Fixed Base Operation is a private terminal and hangar that provides passengers, pilots and cargo carriers with a wide array of services, including catering, maintenance, fuel, accommodations, ground transportation and plane storage. The facility is managed by Alliance Aviation services, an operating company of Hillwood, the developer of the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas development.

      The Alliance FBO serves passengers and pilots of private planes, as well as military aircraft. The 83,409-square-foot facility features a 23,000-square-foot aviation/office center and more than 62,000 square feet of hangar space. Among its amenities are a plush lounge, a pilots room complete with a shower and sleeping area, and a flight control room for pilots to file flight plans and monitor weather.

      AllianceTexas also includes the Alliance Global Logistics Hub, the Monterra Village apartment home community, Alliance Town Center, the corporate campuses and golf courses of Circle T Ranch, and the Heritage and Saratoga residential communities.


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