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American Aero FTW Hosts Holiday Luncheon & Toy Drive To Benefit U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program

Meacham International Airport employees, tenants and clients help make the holidays brighter for children by donating toys at annual holiday luncheon

FORT WORTH, Texas (December 10, 2015) – More than 200 toys and 100 bicycles were collected at the third annual holiday luncheon and toy drive hosted by American Aero FTW, a private aviation terminal at Meacham International Airport. The event benefits the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. American Aero FTW employees, airport tenants and clients as well as area fire fighters and police officers attended the festivities.

Each year, Toys for Tots requests new, unwrapped toys to distribute as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children.

“This has grown to be a wonderful event with our airport neighbors and friends as we celebrate the holidays by giving back to our local community,” said Riggs Brown, American Aero FTW general manager. “American Aero FTW is honored to be a member of this generous aviation community.”

The Toys for Tots program benefits about 150,000 children throughout Tarrant and surrounding North Texas counties.

“We are thrilled to be part of this American Aero FTW event each year,” said Staff Sgt. Jacob S. Hearen. “The generosity of the employees and clients at Meacham International Airport will enable us to bring a message of hope to many underprivileged children this holiday season.”

Crew members of American Aero FTW, a private aviation terminal at Fort Worth’s Meacham International Airport, present hundreds of gifts for area children to Cpl. Edward Dimas, representing the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

About American Aero FTW  

Ranked #1 in the world in the 2020 Aviation International News (AIN) FBO Survey, American Aero FTW is a fixed-base operator (FBO) located at Meacham International Airport (KFTW) in Fort Worth, Texas. The business is focused on refueling, ground handling, servicing, and storing of business and private aviation aircraft and provides extensive crew and passenger amenities. In January 2017, American Aero FTW unveiled a new 8,400-square-foot facility as the primary tenant and only FBO in the airport’s administration building. The FBO offers 280,000 square feet of leasable hangar and office space. American Aero also leads the industry in ground handling safety as one of the first FBOs to earn International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) accreditation in 2015. In 2017, it was among the first FBOs to earn Stage 2 certification. In 2019, it was the first FBO in the world to receive Stage 3 certification. IS-BAH is a rigorous safety and ground handling accreditation from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). American Aero FTW is an AvFuel branded and Signature Select™ affiliated FBO and offers AvTrip and Signature TailWins® points, Signature Status® benefits, and the benefits of the Signature Flight Support network. 

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

Visit Toys for Tots Online.

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