Irish FBO Group Expands

 - May 6, 2008, 9:08 AM

FBO Ireland started business jet handling at Dublin Airport last month, operating out of the main terminal. The Shannon-based group is now negotiating to open a new executive facility at Dublin. Next month, FBO Ireland is scheduled to start business aircraft handling at Ireland’s Cork Airport. The independent company, launched in June last year when it took over the former SRS Aviation facility at Shannon Airport from flag carrier Aer Lingus, also provides handling support at other Irish airports on an ad hoc basis. Dublin currently has about 6,000 business aircraft operations per year and Shannon, which is still a popular transatlantic fuel stop, receives about 2,000 aircraft annually.