Touching Bases: Galaxy Aviation takes a high road at MCO

 - October 9, 2007, 4:35 AM

During the NBAA Convention this month, Galaxy Aviation will donate a dime to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children for every gallon of fuel it pumps at Orlando International Airport (MCO), Fla. The 281-bed hospital named for the golfing great has a regional center for neonatal care, maternal intensive care unit, pediatric trauma center and a children’s heart program. Nearly 90,000 babies have been born at the facility since 1989. General manager Mark Lehmann said, “This is a great way to work with NBAA as a contributor and give something back to the community.”

In other news at Galaxy MCO, the FBO recently announced plans to build a $3 million, 25,000-sq-ft hangar with 5,000 sq ft of adjoining office space. Earmarked for either general aviation or commercial use, Galaxy will build the facility to suit possible tenants. Besides its Orlando base, Galaxy has FBOs in West Palm Beach (PBI), Boca Raton (BCT) and Stuart (SUA), Fla.