ILM’s Customs Facility Rated #2 by Pilots

Date: 6/17/2014

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June 17, 2014
 
ILM’s Customs Facility Rated #2 by Pilots
 
Wilmington, NC – ILM’s Customs Facility was recently ranked among the top 5 US Customs & Border Protection Facilities by thousands of pilots on FltPlan.com.  The Pilots’ Choice Awards are conducted every year and allow pilots across the world to choose their favorites in the following categories:  Top US FBO, Top ATC Tower, Top US Customs Facility, among others.  Coming in second best to St. Lucie County International Airport in Florida, ILM’s Customs Facility was awarded #2 on the list of US Customs & Border Protection Facilities.  
 
Completed in 2008, ILM’s Customs Facility provides a full service Federal Inspection Station (FIS) for aircraft seeking an international arrival.  Last year alone, 1,542 aircraft cleared customs at ILM.  Pilots enjoy the quick turn around times provided by ILM’s Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) as well as the option to refuel without having to taxi the plane to a seperate location, a luxury not all customs facilities can provide.  
 
Jon Rosborough, ILM’s Airport Director, stated, “We are very proud of our Customs Facility and can see why pilots would vote it so highly in the Pilots’ Choice Awards.  The state-of-the-art facility offers pilots the comfort and convenience desired after international travel.”  
 
With over 145,000 active, registered pilots, most of whom fly multiple weekly trips, FltPlan users are the customers who frequent the awarded FBOs and airports.  FltPlan has become the most comprehensive source for FBO information online and in the cockpit.  For a full list of awards, please visit http://bit.ly/FltPlanAwards      
 
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