Landmark Launches European FBO Expansion

 - April 3, 2014, 3:00 PM

Landmark Aviation made its entry into the UK business aviation market in a big way with yesterday’s announcement that it acquired RSS Jet Centre, which operated the former Ocean Sky FBOs at London Luton, Manchester and Glasgow Prestwick International Airports. The Houston-based company, which now operates 57 FBOs (including eight under license) mostly in North America, has had a presence in France since 2006, and currently has bases at 10 airports in Europe. This includes a facility at Paris Le Bourget, where a new $4.1 million terminal is set to open.

“We are excited to expand our operations into the United Kingdom,” said Landmark president and CEO Dan Bucaro. “This acquisition increases our presence in Europe, and is representative of our commitment to the strategic growth of our network.”

The addition of the Luton FBO puts the company in competition there with Signature Flight Support and Harrods Aviation, while its Manchester facility is one of two providers on the field and offers flight planning, passenger and crew lounges, as well as hangar and office space. At Prestwick, well placed for access to some of Scotland’s best golf courses, Landmark will also be one of two FBOs on the field.