Standard Aviation - The Premier FBO of the U.S. Virgin Islands

For decades, the airport on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands was like many islands of the Caribbean with just one fixed-base operator (FBO) on the airfield. This meant for those arriving by private aircraft - no options for superior service or competitive pricing. But for the busy island of St. Thomas, a popular destination and common gateway for the British and Spanish Virgin Islands, that changed in July 2020 with the opening of Standard Aviation.


Hitting their stride in 2022, the Standard Aviation team consistently delivers five-star customer service encounters for private jet clientele. Boasting the largest free-span building in the Caribbean, the facility includes 24,000 square feet of enclosed hangar space to protect assets from the harsh elements of the tropics. Standard Aviation also has exclusive capability to facilitate customs clearance after hours.



The unmatched facility exudes luxury from the moment a client steps through the doors. Expertly designed by Shari Pellows with a minimalist and modern feel, the interior design of Standard Aviation seamlessly marries the colors of the Caribbean with lavish textures and aesthetically pleasing amenities. Passengers enjoy a luxurious lobby on level one, while pilots have level two with a flight planning room and other crew-specific facilities.


For discerning travelers coming to the Caribbean via private jet, St. Thomas is an ideal location for jet-to-yacht transfers at Island Global Yachting’s Yacht Haven Grande marina. Standard Aviation also has fixed- and rotor-wing tenants to facilitate smooth, expedient transfers to popular destinations like the British Virgin Islands and St. Barths. Helicopter operations by Caribbean Buzz can land nearly anywhere, including atop a yacht. While the Breeze Air Charters fleet, based on the Pilatus PC-12, can easily land on the short runways of smaller Caribbean islands which larger aircraft cannot access.


Jet cardholders and charter clients always have decision-making authority when it comes to which FBO an operator uses at an airfield with multiple options. Standard Aviation is proud to partner with all VistaJet and XO flights as preferred ground handler. The team welcomes all jet operators and owners, providing the same exceptional level of service to every client, as shown by current reviews on Google My Business and AirNav. In addition to being named to the prestigious Air Elite network by World Fuel, Standard Aviation is also certified by the Corporate Aircraft Association (CAA) as a preferred FBO.

Further facilitating client preferences and special touches, Standard Aviation can provision jets and yachts with exclusive wine and liquor labels that are hard to find in the Caribbean. Catering can also be arranged by the FBO team, thanks to a partnership with an accomplished chef.


Locally owned, the Standard Aviation team takes pride in being first to welcome visitors to the Virgin Islands. It is the mission of each team member to help arriving clients begin enjoying their vacation as quickly as possible. For departing passengers, Standard Aviation provides a positive send off to ensure the last trip memory a client takes with them, is one of gratitude for their visit and open doors to return.


Standard Aviation | Cyril E. King Airport (TIST)

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

www.STTfbo.com | ops@sa-stt.com | +1-340-244-4990

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