Published In Midwest Flyer Magazine February/March 2022 Online Issue
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. – Craig Sincock, Avfuel Corporation’s owner, president, and CEO, received the 2022 “Kenn Ricci Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award” at the 19th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards Ceremony, January 21, 2022, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
When Sincock, a passionate aviator with a keen sense of business, acquired Avfuel 37 years ago, he sought to disrupt and reinvent the aviation fuel supply chain. His tenacity drove Avfuel’s evolution from a regional fuel distributor into the leading global supplier of aviation fuel and comprehensive services, offering everything from refueling equipment and comprehensive training programs, to aviation insurance and sustainability solutions.
Sincock has dedicated his career to shaping and supporting the aviation industry. As such, he was instrumental in reimagining the role of fuel distributors. Competitor counterparts soon followed his business model, and the industry was forever changed.
Under Sincock’s leadership and entrepreneurial vision, the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based company quickly grew on a global scale. Avfuel now conducts business in 149 countries and serves more than 5,500 flight departments with 3,000-plus global fueling locations, including 650-plus Avfuel-branded FBOs. Today, Avfuel supports all aviation sectors, including FBOs, airports, corporate operators and helicopters, airlines, cargo/freight operators and the military.
Sincock is an active general aviation pilot and holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate.
The Kiddie Hawk Air Academy, a 501-c-3 non-profit organization, produces the annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards event. Kiddie Hawk’s mission is to give children ages 4-7 their first flight lesson (Livinglegendsofaviation.org).