Atlantic Closes Doors at Ontario

 - February 5, 2013, 2:25 AM

Atlantic Aviation has closed its FBO at Southern California’s Ontario International Airport (ONT). The company had been operating on a short-term holdover arrangement since its lease expired in late 2011, while it pondered the future of its location at the airport.

According to an airport spokesman, the economic downturn over the past several years had caused general aviation traffic to drop off to the point that the field could realistically support only one FBO, leaving Guardian Jet Center the lone aviation services provider at the airport. Several non-FBO businesses are currently negotiating leases for parts of the former Atlantic facility with landlord Los Angeles World Airports.

Aero Jackson Consolidates at Hawkins Field

Sittman Aviation, an FBO at Hawkins Field (HKS) in Jackson, Miss., has been sold to All About Planes. It will lease the facility to FBO Aero Jackson, which in turn will operate as the sole provider on the field, open 24/7. Aero Jackson has provided aircraft maintenance at the field for more than three decades and offers aircraft sales support. Hawkins serves as a reliever airport to Jackson-Evers International, less than 10 miles away, and features a 5,300-foot-long primary runway.