Universal Weather & Aviation said it could take until the middle of this month before it can fully repair damage to its Paris Le Bourget FBO. The facility suffered extensive fire and smoke damage during an overnight blaze on January 3. The company established a temporary operations center and made other arrangements for passengers and crew.
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Swiss-based Jet Aviation Group announced today that it reached an agreement to acquire St. Louis business jet maintenance and modification company Midcoast Aviation from Sabreliner. The deal is subject to the customary approvals and is expected to be closed in the spring. Sabreliner purchased Midcoast in 1994. When Jet Aviation was acquired by Permira Funds last October, the new owners committed to expanding the company.
This year’s AIN FBO Survey questionnaire is now available online, hosted by aviation market analyst Forecast International of Newtown, Conn. Those AIN readers selected to participate in this survey should have received a coded number and a link to the survey Web site by e-mail or fax.
Universal Weather & Aviation has said that it could take until the middle of next month before damage to its Paris Le Bourget FBO can be fully repaired. The facility suffered extensive fire and smoke damage during an overnight blaze on January 3, with the lounge areas being the worst affected.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is replacing its annual convention with two events, the FBO Leadership Conference March 19 to 22 in Orlando, Fla., and the Air Charter Summit (including fractionals) to be held in early summer near Washington, D.C. NATA surveys showed that members “are interested in learning about issues affecting their business,” spokesman David Almy explained.
Signature Flight Support has purchased Le Terminal at Paris Le Bourget Airport. Le Terminal was formerly a private aviation facility and consists of a six-story office building, two adjoining hangars and about three acres of ramp space.
To address what it says is a “decrease in volume of avionics work and to align with the market,” Landmark Aviation is consolidating avionics installations and aircraft painting from its Los Angeles, Houston and Augusta, Ga. locations to the company’s Springfield, Ill. facility. Aircraft refurbishment also will be done at Springfield. The Los Angeles, Houston and Augusta facilities will now focus on airframe and engine MRO work.
Partial results of the annual AIN FBO Survey appear in AIN's Aviation Industry Expo supplement being distributed this week in Las Vegas at the annual meetings for the National Air Transportation Association, Professional Aviation Maintenance Association and ground support equipment suppliers. The full FBO survey story will appear in the April issue of AIN.
Jet Aviation has dropped plans to build an FBO at Kuwait International Airport.
The Palm Springs market has a new full-service FBO at Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport. Tradition Aviation, started by a group of real estate developers who own