Touching Bases: Florida Gulfstream service shop to expand

 - July 14, 2008, 10:56 AM

PrivateSky Aviation Services is building an expanded facility on an additional 15 acres at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Fla. The new building will triple the size of the current operation and enable the company to service up to 12 Gulfstreams simultaneously. PrivateSky, which provides maintenance, repairs, modifications and other services exclusively on GIIs, GIIIs, GIVs and GVs, expects the expansion to be completed by mid-year. The company is also continuing as an Avitat FBO under a new deal with ExxonMobil. When the expansion is complete, PrivateSky will have 30 acres occupied by 130,000 sq ft of hangar space, 35,000 sq ft of office space and additional ramp space. The ramp can accommodate bizliners, such as the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) and the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ).