Avflight Takes Over At KSLN

 - February 6, 2014, 1:20 AM

Michigan-based aviation services provider Avflight has taken over the lease of the former Flower Aviation and fueling operation of America Jet, previously the two FBOs at Salina Regional Airport in Kansas. It will operate the two facilities as Avfuel-branded Avflight North and South. The addition marks Avflight’s ninth owned and operated location. The Salina Airport Authority board of directors approved a new 20-year lease for the former Flower Aviation property, with two 10-year renewal options for it and the other properties in the agreement. Those properties have four-and-a-half years remaining on their leases. As part of the deal, Avflight agreed to provide the airport with a conditional right to terminate the lease if annual fuel flowage at the airport drops below 1.25 million gallons. The airport, located in the center of the U.S., is promoted as “America’s Fuel Stop,” last year recording a fuel flowage of nearly 2 million gallons. It sees approximately 90,000 operations annually. The FBO’s main operations will take place at the recently renovated Avflight North, which includes concierge services, conference room, a pilot lounge, flight-planning room and full catering kitchen. The other location will house tenant aircraft and the continuing America Jet maintenance division. With the new facilities, Avflight will have 28,500 sq ft of hangar space and access to another pair of newly renovated 40,000-sq-ft hangars owned by the airport authority, capable of sheltering regional jetliner-class aircraft.