Atlantic Aviation will boost its FBO network, as well as its footprint in Florida, thanks to an agreement it inked this week to purchase Orion Jet Center, one of three service providers at Miami Opa-Locka Executive Airport. Pending regulatory approval, the deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, is expected to close in the third quarter of this year.
The location offers a 20,000-sq-ft terminal with an aircraft arrivals canopy, passenger lounge, a trio of conference rooms, crew lounge, snooze rooms and showers. It also features more than 200,000 sq ft of newly built hangar space capable of sheltering aircraft up to a Global Express, along with 36,000 sq ft of office and maintenance space. Atlantic first moved into the Florida FBO market in 2014 with the acquisition of the Galaxy Aviation chain and its five locations in the state.
“We are pleased to extend our presence in Florida south to the greater Miami area, and one of the fastest-growing general aviation markets in the U.S.,” said company CEO Louis Pepper. “The Orion facilities are first class, and the team there has a well-deserved reputation for outstanding service that we believe make this operation a great addition to Atlantic Aviation.”