Airports, Heliports and FBOs » FBOs

New developments at FBOs including regulations and noise issues; legal disputes; openings, acquisitions and mergers.

March 30, 2007 - 12:12pm

Independent fuel supplier Avfuel announced last month that Bellingham Fuel Service at Bellingham International Airport (BLI), Wash., has joined its expanding roster of dealers.

March 30, 2007 - 12:10pm

Ronson Aviation has announced plans for a new hangar and office complex to complement its existing 52,200-sq-ft facility at the Trenton Mercer Airport (TTN), N.J. Louis Aronson II, president and CEO, said, “We are pleased that despite a challenging economy, Ronson Aviation continues to enjoy steady growth from corporations and private pilots who appreciate the convenience and efficiency offered by our Trenton, New Jersey location.”

March 30, 2007 - 12:09pm

Construction has begun on a $5.5 million upgrade at Atlantic Aviation’s facilities at Chicago Midway (MDW). The project includes new construction of a 20,000-sq-ft hangar, a 10,000-sq-ft combined office and shop building and a 7,000-sq-ft ground-support building. There will also be a 3,500-sq-ft addition made to an existing building for extra shop space.

March 30, 2007 - 12:07pm

“We’re one of the best-kept secrets in the Southampton area,” said New York Jet corporate services manager Lindsay Durand. Founded as Mid Island Air Service in 1946 by World War II veteran Louis Mancuso, New York Jet began servicing corporate aircraft in 1987 at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Islip, N.Y. “Commitment to excellence is the backbone of New York Jet’s success,” said Durand.

March 30, 2007 - 11:15am

Jet Aviation is now offering clients at its Geneva and Zurich FBOs in Switzerland free, same-day, locally printed issues of more than 180 newspapers from around the world. Among the newspapers available are The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, The Washington Post, El Pais, La Repubblica, The New York Times, Le Figaro, Sydney Morning Herald, Folha De São Paulo, Neue Zuricher Zeitung, Yomiuri Shimbun and Asharq Al-Awsat.

March 30, 2007 - 7:28am

The warm breeze drifting across Singapore Seletar Airport brings a welcome respite from the midday heat in this island nation near the earth’s equator. At Jet Aviation Singapore, v-p and general manager Geoffrey Hopkins is anticipating a breeze of a different kind–a wind of economic recovery brought on by growing prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.

March 29, 2007 - 11:51am

“You have to work at it every day. The changes don’t come in waves, but in tiny increments,” Philippe Crevier said about the FBO business. He spoke to AIN on his cellphone from his family’s vacation house.

March 29, 2007 - 11:34am

Swift Aviation at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport moved into its new facility on the airport’s southwest side last month and is currently providing a full range of FBO services. The 21-acre complex features a 31,500-sq-ft canopy, with a roof high enough to fully shelter a Global Express. Three adjoining hangar buildings have a total of 83,320 sq ft for aircraft storage and 13,260 sq ft of office space.

March 29, 2007 - 7:28am

The state of Louisiana has approved Million Air’s plans to build a new FBO terminal at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans. The airport suffered debilitating damage during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Million Air lost most of its buildings except for the historic 1930s-era Moffett Hangar, which has since been restored. Groundbreaking should take place this month.

March 28, 2007 - 10:47am

Two of Signature Flight Support’s top managers in Europe will be making it to this year’s Paris Air Show on just two wheels to raise money for children’s charity Starlight Foundation. David Best (left), the FBO group’s managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, will be cycling from London to Paris Le Bourget Airport, along with Steve Gulvin, Signature’s regional director for Europe and the Middle East.

 
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