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About Modern Transportation

Modern Transportation was founded in 1945 by Mr. Pete Barnard, the owner and founder of Modern Welding Company. As Pete was expanding his business across the country, he quickly realized that commercial travel was quite time-consuming and sought a more efficient method of air travel by purchasing his first private airplane. Modern Welding has since owned eleven aircraft, and operated Modern Transportation in Owensboro, KY. We look forward to your visit and hope that Modern Transportation makes your trip to Owensboro memorable.


Inside an aircraft hanger

Aircraft Parking

Customer service person handing a set of keys to another person

Courtesy Car

Jet Center lounge kitchen


Modern fueling tank for aircrafts

Fueling Services

Fueling Information

Current fuel prices. Price includes tax.

100LL Avgas


Per gal self service

HOURS: Available 24/7/365

Jet A


Per gal pump service

HOURS: Available FBO Hours

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Payment Methods Accepted: AVCARD, Avfuel, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, US Bank Multi Service

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Thank you for choosing Modern Jet Center. If you require special assistance regarding FBO reservations, rental car arrangements, airport parking, or special requests, please contact the FBO manager Mike Johnson.

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3410 Bittel Road, Owensboro, KY 42301

(270) 685-1871

Fax: (270) 685-4462

Email: [email protected]

Other Services

Modern Welding Company | Modern Steel Sales | Modern Supply Company