Flying group loses appeal

 - September 11, 2006, 10:04 AM

The Paris appeals court has rejected Flying Group’s appeal over its claims that the Euralair group reneged on a deal to sell the assets of its Le Bourget Airport FBO, Euralair Airport Services (EAS). The appeals court upheld an earlier ruling by the Bobigny commercial court that had dismissed the Belgian group’s claims and ordered that Flying Group pay Euralair $37,000 (€30,000) for an “abusive procedure.”

“Flying Group will stop all appeals and will focus 100 percent on the new business at Le Bourget,” said a spokesman. Flying Group is currently offering handling and support services from the former EAS offices at Le Bourget and has embarked on a $5 million redevelopment of a 344,000-sq-ft terminal building at the airport.

Meanwhile, EAS has moved into its new premises about 500 yards southwest of its former base at Le Bourget and is operating as a full-service, 24/7 FBO as part of the ExxonMobil Avitat network. According to EAS founder Alexandre Couvelaire, the company has new passenger and crew lounges and a flight-planning suite. These facilities offer car parking space and have direct access to a hangar and to almost 108,000 sq ft of ramp space.