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American Aero FTW Donates $20,000 to support the Navy SEAL Foundation

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 17, 2015) – American Aero FTW, a fixed-base operator (FBO) located at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas, presented a $20,000 check to the Navy SEAL Foundation at the NBAA 2015 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas on November 17, doubling the contribution made at the convention last year. The Navy SEAL Foundation provides critical support to the Naval Special Warfare Community and its families during times of illness, injury and loss.

The donation is part of American Aero FTW’s ongoing support for the Navy SEAL Foundation and other charitable organizations. The FBO’s “Red, White and Blue” program enables customers to contribute 10 cents from every gallon of fuel purchased to the Navy SEAL Foundation, and American Aero FTW matches those donations dollar for dollar.

“A number of our employees are current or former members of the military, and we have the highest regard for this nation’s service men and women,” said Riggs Brown, American Aero FTW general manager. “This donation is part of our ongoing commitment to honor those heroes and support the important work of the Navy SEAL Foundation.”

Navy SEAL Foundation CEO Robin King said the nonprofit is committed to the well-being of the U.S. Navy SEAL community and aligns itself with patriotic businesses that demonstrate equal integrity and concern.

“The generosity of American Aero FTW’s leadership and its clientele is a sure sign of their commitment to our nation’s elite warriors and their families,” King said. “It is truly an honor to have a business like American Aero FTW seek out the foundation to support it financially, promote it to customers, and recognize it during NBAA.”

Built on an unparalleled legacy and established in 2000, the Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt, national, non-profit benevolent organization headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA. The Foundation is a resolute cornerstone for the Naval Special Warfare community and their families in times of adversity and triumph. A comprehensive set of programs designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate families, and provide critical support during times of illness, injury, and loss is the Foundation’s focus. Visit

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American Aero FTW, an FBO at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth and a Signature Select FBO™, donates $20,000 to support the Navy SEAL Foundation at the NBAA 2015 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas. Pictured from left to right, Riggs Brown, American Aero FTW General Manager; Carlo Franzia, former SEAL and founding member of SEAL Team 7 plank holder group; Mike Nemee, former SEAL; and Jackie Williamson, American Aero FTW.

Franzia and Nemee are volunteer ambassadors for the NSF and co-founders of the organization, SEAL FOR A DAY LLC.  This organization provides NSF donors and corporate partners the opportunity to participate in team-building exercises and live-fire training with Navy SEALs at a private military training range in central California.

About American Aero FTW  

American Aero FTW is a private aviation terminal located at Meacham International Airport (KFTW) in Fort Worth, Texas. The fixed-base operator (FBO) is focused on the refueling, ground handling, servicing, and storing of business and private aviation aircraft and provides extensive crew and passenger amenities. In 2015, American Aero FTW became the first FBO in the Western Hemisphere to achieve the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC); it was one of the first in the world to earn Stage 2 registration in 2017 and became first in the world to be awarded Stage 3 registration in 2018. American Aero FTW offers 280,000 square feet of leasable hangar and office space and is the primary tenant and only FBO in the airport’s main administration building. In April 2020, American Aero FTW ranked the #1 FBO in world in the annual Aviation International News (AIN) reader survey. AIN conducts the industry’s only annual independent, online evaluation of FBOs, which includes more than 4,500 operators worldwide. More information can be found at

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