Canadian Airport Gets New FBO Provider

 - September 5, 2012, 12:15 AM

New York-based Allied Aviation has signed a deal with Canada’s Niagara District Airport to purchase the airport’s fuel farm and establish an FBO. Operations began at the end of August. The airport, which is located near Niagara Falls, sees approximately 40,000 movements annually. It sold the 5,300-gallon jet-A and 5,300-gallon avgas capacity fuel farm that it took over in 2008 after the previous FBO operator left the airport. The airport authority has been providing rudimentary services since.

According to airport commission chairman Ruedi Suter, the deal with Allied will deliver the services and professionalism necessary to attract more corporate and personal jets to the airport. Allied also signed a five-year lease with three five-year options on the airport’s 13,600-sq-ft heated hangar, in which it will be installing a VIP lounge as well as crew facilities. The FBO will provide ground handling, aircraft cleaning, storage and deicing. According to airport manager Len O’Connor, “this opens the way for scheduled and charter service at the airport.”

Allied, which operates two other FBOs in Canada, has extensive fuel farm management and commercial fueling operations through the U.S. and in Central and South America. “Our new FBO’s extensive aviation business network and strong financial position will help promote the Niagara District Airport far beyond its regional borders,” noted Suter.