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ANN ARBOR, Mich. / June 30, 2023 / AVIATION NEWS— The Ohio State University Airport (KOSU) joined the Avfuel-branded Network effective July 1. The partnership unites the leading independent supplier of aviation fuel and services with the university’s aeronautics and aviation campus, a general aviation reliever for John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

 “KOSU is a multifaceted facility and an important presence in its region,” Joel Hirst, senior vice president of sales for Avfuel, said. “We’re proud to raise the Avfuel sign in this key Central Ohio location—not far from where modern aviation began—to fuel the next generation of aviators.”

One of just three airports owned by top-tier universities nationwide, KOSU supports the development of future aviation professionals in a variety of career paths. KOSU is located seven miles from Ohio State’s campus and 10 miles from Columbus’ vibrant downtown business district.

As Central Ohio’s premier executive airport and the fourth-busiest field in the state, KOSU offers a full-service FBO inside the soaring, atrium-style terminal. Its first-class amenities include a pilot’s lounge, relaxing day rooms and a welcoming indoor observation deck. KOSU staff is NATA Safety 1st-certified and will also take advantage of the online Avfuel Training System.

Mark Fletcher, general manager of the FBO and manager of airport services, said he looks forward to working with Avfuel and its robust offerings.

“This whole airport is a classroom, so the fuel safety training Avfuel makes available is a value-add for our staff and student employees,” Fletcher said. “And of course, Avfuel Contract Fuel will be a benefit for many of the university’s collaborators and corporate partners visiting campus.”

Other benefits include competitive fuel prices, lucrative AVTRIP rewards and streamlined transactions with the Avfuel Pro Card.


Avfuel provides fuel and services—including sustainable fuel and initiatives—to the global aviation industry and is the leading independent supplier in the United States. Established as a supply and logistics company 50 years ago, Avfuel is core competent in every aspect that surrounds the delivery of fuel—from refinery to wingtip. Avfuel combines global access with personalized service throughout a fueling network of more than 3,500 locations worldwide and 675+ Avfuel-branded FBOs. Its 100% dedication to aviation demonstrates Avfuel’s passion and commitment to a global community that prospers on the movement of goods and services around the world.


The Ohio State University Airport serves as a hub to regional industry members, a learning lab for future aviation professionals and a core facility for university research. Since 1942 it has grown to be a nationally recognized leading general aviation facility. 


Avfuel Corporation: Marci Ammerman, Vice President Marketing, 734-663-6466, [email protected],,,,,

The Ohio State University Airport: Holly Henley, Communications Specialist, [email protected], 614-292-2915.