Mercury takes over at Newport News
The facilities of Flight International, one of two FBOs at Williamsburg International Airport in Newport News, Va., have become the 20th Mercury Air Centers operation. After processing a request for proposals, the airport authority awarded Mercury a 20-year FBO contract. Flight International, whose aircraft maintenance operation will continue as a Mercury tenant, did not respond to the RFP. General manager Wayne Gains and his staff of nearly 20 people will be retained, according to a Mercury spokesman. He added that Mercury at Newport News will offer Chevron fuel exclusively, as it does at its other 19 locations. Mercury plans to begin building a new terminal this summer, expecting it to be completed before winter next year. The 5,000-sq-ft terminal will include all the usual FBO amenities in addition to the FBO chain’s distinctive items, such as Starbucks Coffee, Otis Spunkmeyer cookies and Hertz rental cars.