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June 20th, 2014back


Sun Valley Aviation opens a Fixed Base Operation facility at Valley International Airport 

(June 30, 2014) HARLINGEN, TX – Valley International Airport (VIA), the gateway to the Rio Grande Valley, is excited to announce the addition of a state-of-the-art commercial Fixed Base Operation (FBO) facility. The Sun Valley Aviation FBO offers premier amenities including fuel delivery for private and commercial aviation, flight planning facilities, a pilot lounge, conference room, pilot supplies, office lease space and more. 

“Sun Valley Aviation is a wonderful addition to Valley International Airport,” VIA Aviation Director Michael Browning said. “This new facility will position VIA to meet the rising needs of visitors to the Rio Grande Valley.” 

In addition to the terminal/office building, Sun Valley constructed a 15,000-square-foot hangar for aircraft storage and maintenance services as well as an advanced fuel farm facility with brand new storage and pumping equipment for handling of aviation gasoline and jet fuel. It also offers self-serve capability for aviation gasoline. 

“Sun Valley Aviation’s team brings a wealth of knowledge and resources to Valley International Airport,” President Pat Kornegay said. “We are eager to serve RGV visitors and hope to leave a lasting impression of quality service and professionalism as they pass thorough the area.”

VIA is also home to Gulf Aviation, a full-service FBO, a full-service FBO, which offers hangars for aircraft storage, maintenance services, flight school, and more. 

About Valley International Airport

Valley International is the largest airport in South Texas. Nearly 700,000 passengers and visitors walk through our terminal annually. Southwest Airlines offers nonstop service from Harlingen to Austin, Dallas/Love, Houston/Hobby, and San Antonio. United Express offers nonstop service to Houston Intercontinental. Allegiant Airlines, Republic Airlines and Sun Country offer casino charters year round. Air cargo is serviced by a wide-body fleet from FedEx and DHL. The airport offers many features; among them, door-to-door shuttle service to South Padre Island, free Wi-Fi and a complementary frequent flyer lounge. More information is available at www.flythevalley.comand

About Sun Valley Aviation

Sun Valley Aviation was formed in 2008 for the purpose of establishing a Commercial Fixed Base Operation at Valley International Airport.  Sun Valley Aviation Inc.’s goal is to leave that one time customer with a lasting impression of professionalism, quality of service, and satisfaction with overall experience. Our team includes multiple Airline Transport and Commercially rated pilots in various categories and classes aircraft including fixed wing and helicopter along with multiple A&P mechanics holding IA certification. More information is available at