ILM

Aero Center Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
Wilmington International Airport
1830 Flightline Road
Wilmington, NC
28405

06:00-22:00 Daily

910-760-9198

After hours (fees may apply).

910-226-7564

About Aero Center Wilmington

Rudel Griffith

General Manager
Aero Center ILM includes over 150,000 square feet of ramp space, office space, two hangars and a 50,000-gallon fuel farm. Our facility accommodates aircraft fueling, parking, hangar storage, and maintenance for general aviation aircraft.
Meet Our General Manager Rudel Griffith

After graduating high school in Miami, Florida, Rudel Griffith aspired to be an active member of the armed services. He completed basic training at Lackland AFB in Texas and technical school at Keesler AFB in Mississippi. Rudel served his enlistment as a computer operator at Robins AFB, Georgia, supporting the J.S.T.A.R.S. Air Control Wing. Having a love of aviation from an early age, Rudel acquired his private pilot’s license post-enlistment. Flight training ultimately catalyzed his aviation career. Rudel joins Aero Centers with more than ten years of general aviation experience, having held various positions at multiple FBOs in the Northeast.

Services

100LL Line Service
Aircraft Detailing (by 3rd Party)
Aircraft Parking
Aircraft Parking Long Term
Aircraft Maintenance (by 3rd Party)
Airstairs
Belt Loader
Catering  – 3rd Party
Catering Refrigeration
Concierge Services
Dishwashing
Fuel System Icing Inhibitor (Prist)
GPU VDC
Helicopter Handling
Hotel Booking
Ice
International Trash Disposal
Jet A Line Service
Lavatory Service
Limousine Service
Medical/Ambulance Capabilities
Potable Water
Sports Charter Handling
Taxi Service
Tie Downs
VIP/Head of State Handling
Volume Discount
Water  Service

FEATURES

24 hour surveillance
Conference Room
Courtesy Crew Cars
Crew Room / Pilot Lounge
Passenger Lounge
Pet Friendly
Ramp Side Vehicle Access
Restrooms
Short Term Parking
Showers

Hotels

Courtyard Marriott ILM Wilmington

Courtyard Wilmington Downtown/Historic District 
229 N. 2nd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

ILM Wilmington

Hotel Ballast Wilmington – Tapestry Collection by Hilton 
301 N. Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Embassy Suites by Hilton Wilmington Riverfront
9 Estell Lee Place
Wilmington, NC 28401

Catering

CATERING IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL THE FBO FOR DETAILS.

910-260-4933

Transportation

Go Rentals is our preferred car rental operation

FBO Reservation

Anticipated Services

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Jeremy Epperson

“Jeremy is a true world-class leader in the aviation community,” said S. Michael Scheeringa, co-founder and managing director of SAR Trilogy Management.

His life-long passion for the industry and history of developing both people and markets made Jeremy the first and natural choice to lead Aero Centers.

Epperson started his aviation career in the United States Marine Corps, where he developed his leadership and passion to serve. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego, and is a commercial pilot with P135 experience. He has demonstrated his affection for the business with successful FBO leadership roles at Signature and Republic. 

Aero Centers will bring a level of professionalism and experience back to aviation communities,” added Jeremy Epperson. “Our FBOs demonstrate to the industry we are committed to first-class facilities with knowledgeable and experienced local team members with a passion for aviation. I am very excited to lead the team responsible for developing full-service FBOs and delivering customer-centric service to all aviation customers in a community. I had a vision for bringing passion, fun, and expertise back into aviation communities, just like it was 30 years ago. Aero Centers’ focus on full-service FBOs brings the dream to reality.

Jeremy Epperson

Sanjay Aggarwal

Aggarwal has over 25 years of experience in the aviation and hospitality industries. Aggarwal is a co-founder of SAR Trilogy Management. Previously until 2015, he was the CEO of Global Crew Logistics (GCL), a Miami-based travel management company specializing in the movements and accommodation of business aviation and cargo airlines’ flight crews. GCL doubled its EBITDA in a short two-year period under Aggarwal’s leadership. 

Between 2008 and 2013, Sanjay served as CEO of two commercial airlines in India – Spicejet (a private-equity-backed low-cost air carrier) and Kingfisher Airlines (a publicly listed full-service carrier). Under his leadership, Spicejet saw its first profitable year and increased its domestic market share from 7% to 12%. Prior to that, he served as COO of Flight Options LLC, one of the world’s largest operators of business jets. He and Scheeringa worked together to take Flight Options to profitability. 

Earlier, Sanjay worked in IT, strategy, financial planning and other roles at Marriott International and US Airways. He received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Nagpur University in India and his MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. 

Sanjay Aggarwal is a co-founder of SAR Trilogy Management

MICHAEL SCHEERINGA

Scheeringa has almost 30 years of experience in general and commercial aviation as an operator and supplier. Scheeringa is a co-founder and managing director of SAR Trilogy Management, an aviation investment and management company. Before he founded SAR Trilogy in 2015, he was the President and CEO of BBA Aviation Flight Support, which comprised Signature Flight Support, the world’s leading FBO network, and ASIG, a leading operator of commercial aviation fueling services. Under his leadership, Signature grew from 85 to 124 global locations, almost doubled in revenue and tripled profit resulting in the company outperforming the market in 65 out of the last 72 months of Scheeringa’s tenure.

From 2004-2008, Scheeringa served as CEO of Flight Options LLC, one of the world’s largest operators of business jets. He was responsible for the turnaround of the business taking it from a negative 20% margin to a positive 5% margin. Prior to that he spent 13 years at US Airways in officer-level positions in network and operations planning and as the head of the company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries. 

Scheeringa received his BS in Transportation and Logistics Management from Arizona State University. Scheeringa was a board member of the Central Florida Expressway Authority. He is a Past Chairman of the National Air Transportation Association and a private pilot.

Michael Scheringa Founder of Aero Centers