May, 2016

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority Announces New General Mgr for the Ft Wayne Aero Center

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority Announces New General Mgr for the Ft Wayne Aero Center

Behling brings over twenty years of professional education, training and experience within the aviation industry to his position at FWA. Most recently, he was a General Manager with Signature Flight Support. He has also been a Duty Manager with Signature Flight Support and a General Manager with Global Port Fueling Services.

Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, said, “The staff and I are excited that Mr. Behling has accepted employment with us. We have an exceptionally talented team and Joe’s experience/knowledge in the FBO industry fits well as the new General Manager of the Fort Wayne Aero Center.”

In his new role, Behling is responsible for delivery of customer and FBO services, to include direct management and P&L responsibility for a world-class FBO at Fort Wayne International Airport. This position includes oversight of all aspects of the FBO including customer relations, line operations, fuel sales, hangar leasing, new business development, quality control, human resources, and environmental and safety compliance.

The new Fort Wayne Aero Center which opened in January, is northeast Indiana’s premier full service fixed based operation (FBO) facility, which includes 12,000 square-feet and variety of other amenities. FBO services include fueling, hangar rental, tie-down, parking and aircraft de-icing for private, corporate and charter air crafts.

"I am excited and honored to be joining the FWA team,” said Behling. “I look forward to serving the Fort Wayne community and the continued success of Fort Wayne International Airport."

Behling has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautics from the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and he is a private pilot.

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