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Platinum Air Center-JKA LLC

Platinum Air Center-JKA is located on the south side of Runway 9/27 on a new 5 acre heavy aircraft ramp recently completed by the Airport. It is accessed by two taxiways, giving small and large aircraft the ability to maneuver easily. The management and staff of Platinum Air Center understand the FBO customer's expectations and endeavor to exceed them at every opportunity. Take a break from the ordinary on your next trip to Gulf Shores, and enjoy the Platinum level of FBOs.
Jack Edwards National Airport
ASRI 130.75

1155 Commerce Drive
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
United States of America

Fax 251-975-0539

Arve W. Henriksen, Jr. - Owner & General Manager Cell 251.510.6768

Emily K. Henriksen - Business & Customer Service Manager Cell 251.209.4211

Eric Guerra - Line Service Manager Cell 251.518.6747
Street Directions:
From Highway 59, Gulf Shores Parkway, turn east at the traffic light onto E. 29th Street.
Turn right at the 4 way stop onto E 2nd. Street
Turn left in about .2 miles onto Waterway East Blvd.
Turn left in 1/2 mile onto Commerce Drive
Take the next left to stay on Commerce Drive

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Services, Facilities and Amenities
  • Aviation Fuel
  • Quick Turn Fueling
  • Contract Fuel
  • Air Cargo Handling
  • Heavy Aircraft Ramp up to B737-900
  • Oxygen & Nitrogen Service
  • Flight Planning Room with WSI Weather
  • Courtesy Vehicles Available
  • Enterprise Rental Cars - On Site
  • High Speed WIFI throughoutnConference Rooms
  • Full Concierge ServicesnOn call service 24/7
  • Aircraft Maintenance
Aviation fuel services
Brand: World Fuel Services
Fueling hours: Normal operating hours 0600-2200 On call 24/7, call 251.338.1500 for after hours service; No call out fee.
100LL Avgas Full service    $4.63
Jet A Full service    $4.43
Discounts: New customer discounts; fuel volume discounts; base customer discounts; contract fuel
Prices include all taxes.
Jet A fuel with additive $4.48  
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From Tim Davie on 01-May-2018

  Excellent service. Vacationing now on Perdido Key and the first greeting is what you remember. High energy and everyone greeted with a smile. Helped me put the cover on my RV even. This FBO should get 6 stars!
From Aaron Prosser on 13-Oct-2017

  Platinum is the most customer service oriented FBO at JKA. If you ever need after-hours support, this is the only FBO that will answer your calls at night!
From Wil Bates on 02-Oct-2017

  Could not have asked for better service. Cheapest fuel on the field. Whenever I'm back in JKA, I'll be sure to stop at Platinum.
From Larry Johnson on 28-Sep-2017

  Another great stop at Platinum. Quick stop to do some hurricane prep on friends condo and then back out in less than 2 hours. Even though they had over 60 aircraft landed or inbound to land due to the storm, they had us ready to leave and even moved us close to taxiway so we could have quick and easy way out with all the other aircraft being parked. Can't wait to see you guys again on next visit.
From Ted DuPuis on 11-Sep-2017

  Platinum Air Center was great to deal with. Friendly, quick to bring the rental car up to the plane, free parking for the week that we were there, cheapest fuel on field, and an additional fuel discount for being a first-time visitor. Highly recommended!
From Larry Johnson on 10-Jun-2017

  Another outstanding job by the people of Platinum Air Center. Easy to taxi to and always the friendliest people around when it comes to customer service. Fresh cookies are always a treat and they have always been great to us every visit. Will only use them for our stops! They make you feel right at home from wheels down to wheels up. Thanks again Platinum Air, we'll be back!!
From Chuck Woske on 08-Jun-2017

  Platinum Air Center did a fantastic job for us. We arrived late at night and Tim took great care of us. Got us tied down, helped us get a ride, and provided us food and drinks. He let us know about this new FBO and I highly recommend it if you're coming by to the Gulf Shores or Orange Beach area.
From Scott Lindsly on 25-Apr-2017

  Super-friendly folks & instant friends, during our impromptu pit stop to gas/lunch along a XC from Orlando! Although merely a C152 able to take little fuel, everyone went above & beyond to make us feel welcome & comfortable, cooled-down courtesy car, laid back & no pressure, excellent chats & cool facility!! See y'all again soon :)
From Steve Cantarutti on 25-Apr-2017

  One of the best FBO'S I have ever been to. No fees for tie down, ramp, etc. Fuel prices comparable with small rural airports. Cookies and a soda fountain machine inside. Rental vehicles immediately available. Very friendly engaging staff. These folks set the bar very high.
From Craig Holzhauser on 16-Apr-2017

  Stopped enroute TX to FL in our Mooney. They treated us like a combination of royalty and family Service was so good and friendly, we changed our route back so we could stop there on the return. Excellent FBO.
From Steve Wright on 13-Apr-2017

  Platinum provided prompt, economical and very family friendly service to my family on our visit in late March. They even provided my 2 year old granddaughter with a colorful beach ball and pail, plus snacks and drinks. We felt most welcome and will definitely be back.
From Jeffrey Frey on 09-Apr-2017

  Flew my family to Gulf Shores for Spring Break 2017 and we kept our Saratoga at Platinum Air Center for the week. The services were top notch and prices very reasonably priced! Was given an unbelievable rate on a rental car, no tie-down fees and a $0.50/gallon fuel discount. We took a day trip to New Orleans and another scenic flight with friends and received excellent service each visit. This is the FBO to use if you are coming to Gulf Shores!
From Skip Dykema Aerostar N600AZ on 01-Apr-2017

  Went to Platinum about a week ago. Beautiful large ramp with new looking concrete. Lots of space. Service was great. Didn't realize it at the time, but when reviewing my receipt, they gave me a considerable first time discount on the already reasonable fuel price. Crew car was luxury. Not open 24 hours but pretty long hours into the evening. Nice people, good restaurants nearby. The closest, Lulu's (Jimmy Buffet's sister) is about 1 mile. Can't say enough good things about how we were treated.
From David James Swanson on 28-Mar-2017

  By far my favorite FBO I've ever been to! Special discount on fuel for being my first time and then they gave my 5 year old a bunch of things when he came into the FBO including a bucket and shovel we used at the beach. No Uber in Gulf Shores so the crew guys drove us to our Airbnb. The next day I got a rental car at a reasonable rate. They actually did more than what I'm telling here, but I know they can't possibly do that for everyone. Suffice it to say we may vacation again in Gulf Shores JUST because we love this FBO so much. Can I give them six stars? How about ten?
From Larry Johnson on 21-Mar-2017

  Great stop there today. Had a nice crew car for us to grab some seafood. Linemen and office staff were very friendly and professional. Made our first time flying into KJKA easy and enjoyable. Can't beat their fuel prices and we were told if we start becoming regular customers we can get the home base discount. Well start working on that right away. Easy in and out and close to main runway. Well be back!!
From M Svaty on 23-Feb-2017

  We flew into JKA over the New Years holiday and Valentines weekend. This is a marvelous new FBO. We flew in at night. The Platinum Air center sign is enormous. My pilot was very pleased he could find the FBO in the dark. The line crews are on the ball. Everything we needed was promptly dealt with. The rental car was next to the plane before we got out of the plane. Emily, Kristen, Eric, and several others were very good getting us on our way. Kristen even packed us a snack bag when we left. We fly 150 years a year and have decided this is our favorite FBO.
From Kelly Miller on 31-Dec-2016

  Excellent service. Great crew car (Buick Enclave) and very friendly advice on where to eat.
From Carlos Riquezes on 22-Dec-2016

  One of my best experiences with an FBO. I am very impressed about the quality of the service. This is the only way to run a successful FBO. I will love to come every week in here, and, will make sure this happens all the BLUEFIN AVIATION fleet.
From Casey Dufur on 20-Dec-2016

  Absolutely amazing service at Platinum Air Center. We flew in for a halfway stop on our way to Orlando. We decided we would go ahead and stay the night on the beach. The next day we arrived at the airport and realized the key to the airplane was broken in half. The staff at Platinum quickly called a locksmith to come out and duplicate the broken key. Once the new key was in hand I went to start the airplane and click. Several attempts to start and I came to the realization the starter was out. Platinum put a call into a local mechanic and towed my aircraft to his hangar. He confirmed the starter was bad. I ended up locating a starter that was about an hour and a half round trip away. The owner of Platinum insisted he would drive me to get it himself. We picked the starter up and brought it back and were good to go shortly after. We ended up staying the night again and left out the next morning. Platinum air center went above and beyond the call of duty. We will definitely be back!
From Ed Daugherty on 04-Dec-2016

  I parked my Mooney at the Platinum FBO for three nights starting 11/28/16. I fly my Mooney for pleasure and a Citation Jet professionally about 600 hours/year. That's a lot of FBO stops! I rate this Platinum Air Center as the best FBO for service and price that I have stopped at in the last five years. Very professional and courteous personal service.
From Chad Rhodes on 17-Oct-2016

  All the staff was very helpful, friendly and courteous. Rental car was waiting on ramp. Cheap fuel. We will be back.
From Britton Shaw on 14-Oct-2016

  I ramped here for five nights. Exceptional service from Platinum Air Center. Line crew was attentive and accommodating, front desk was courteous and helpful. I had some special requests and this team made it happen. 5-Stars!
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