Airports, Heliports and FBOs
New developments at airports and heliports, including regulations and noise issues; legal disputes; openings, acquisitions and mergers of FBOs; AIN’s Annual FBO Survey Reports; and news, issues and concerns regarding fuel cards, fuel prices and alternative fuels.
Location features a new 3,200-sq-ft terminal and 54,000-sq-ft hangar.
Corporate aircraft exhibition at site planned for next September, and “first opening” is scheduled for Aug. 1, 2016.
State budget hearing revealed that the facility faces a $1.5 million budget deficit in FY2015 unless commercial spaceflights begin by July next year.
Trip support group Jetex is teaming with Brazil’s JHSF to open an operations center at Catarina Executive Airport.
Skyservice’s FBOs in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary will be under the Singature brand.
New FBO will offer a full range of amenities, including customs/immigration and a temperature/humidity-controlled hangar.
Illinois Medical Center Vertiport is being built on the West Side, while Chicago Helicopter Express is building a private heliport to the southeast.
The trial will take place at Leesburg (Va.) Airport, which currently has no tower, next summer.
Black Forest Ventures plans to break ground early next year on a new $20 million Galaxy FBO.
Bond Helicopters, which has used Blackpool as a base for offshore oil-and-gas flights, is looking for an alternative airfield.