Airports, Heliports and FBOs » FBOs

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

October 24, 2006 - 12:06pm

Paris Le Bourget FBO Euralair Airport Services (EAS) has renewed a five-year agreement to remain in the Exxon Mobil Avitat network until 2010. The French company is also preparing to move into new premises at Le Bourget as part of a deal with Belgium’s Flying Group, which will be taking over and rebuilding its existing facility.

October 24, 2006 - 9:58am

Tampa International Jet Center (TIJC) at Tampa International Airport has upgraded its crew cars to include an X-Type Jaguar and Ford Mustang convertible. Mike Azzarelli, president of TIJC, said, “We appreciate the fact that pilots don’t want to hang around the FBO all day, so we felt we should provide them a classy way to enjoy some of the great attractions the Tampa area has to offer.”

October 24, 2006 - 9:56am

In August, Banyan Air Service celebrated a long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for its 25,000-sq-ft terminal building with an attached 20,000-sq-ft hangar at Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Executive Airport (FXE). Plans for the new terminal were announced last November, but construction had been delayed by a combination of airport ground issues, financing and building permits. The new construction is scheduled for completion in May.

October 24, 2006 - 9:54am
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Barnstable Municipal Airport in Hyannis, Mass., is the facility of choice for business aviation on Cape Cod, but operators have not been blessed with the most luxurious of terminal options.

October 24, 2006 - 9:44am

“It’s still a work in progress,” said Win Perkins, referring to the business plan of his “private terminal” at Morristown (N.J.) Municipal Airport (MMU). “But it seems to be working.”

October 24, 2006 - 9:40am

Ultimate Air Center of Akron, Ohio, is the latest addition to the Avfuel Dealer Network. The popular FBO, located at the Akron/Canton Regional Airport, is owned and operated by John Gordon, a pilot ith more than 25 years’ experience in aviation management.

October 24, 2006 - 9:31am

Gregory Campbell, executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Commission, has high hopes for the airport-operated Avitat FBO. Though he asked visitors to “pardon my dust” during the current renovation, he expects the airport to become an even more popular business aviation destination.

October 24, 2006 - 9:30am

Signature Flight Support has acquired the former PrivatAir terminal at Paris Le Bourget Airport and has broken ground on a major refurbishment of its Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) facility. In Paris, the company will begin  refurbishment project to renovate the facility, and the new terminal will replace Signature’s existing terminal as the point of entry for incoming aircraft.

October 23, 2006 - 7:59am

Dial the number for Million Air at New Orleans Lakefront Airport (NEW) and there is nothing on the other end. No recorded message about phone lines, no fast-busy tone to indicate a saturated circuit…nothing.

The eerie silence is indicative of the lack of hard information available about the airport on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, at least as of late last month. Only select personnel have been allowed to visit the site.

October 23, 2006 - 7:52am
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In the wake of Hurricane Katrina the surge in auto-fuel prices–with the per-gallon increases lagging just hours behind the rising flood waters–was at the forefront of everybody’s mind. A flurry of activity on the political front–including the release of six million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve–further focused the nation’s attention on the cost of keeping America’s engines running.

 
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