Airports, Heliports and FBOs » FBOs

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

February 10, 2014 - 8:00pm
ExecuJet’s new FBO at Bali International Airport is set to move into a new general aviation terminal now being built alongside its existing facility.

Switzerland-based business aviation services group ExecuJet Aviation, which is exhibiting at the Singapore Airshow for the first time (Booth D87), is set to significantly boost its presence in the Asian market during the course of 2014.

February 1, 2014 - 12:35am
Shane O'Hare, president and CEO of Royal Jet, and Cramer Ball, Air Seychelles' CEO, expect their partnership on a VIP FBO facility to motivate other companies to locate FBOs in the region.

Abu Dhabi-based charter group Royal Jet has partnered with Air Seychelles to open a new FBO at Mahé International Airport, the archipelago’s main gateway. The partners believe that the new Air Seychelles VIP facility could trigger a spate of FBO developments in other parts of Africa.

January 14, 2014 - 7:24am

JetNet will be on hand at NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers conference to demonstrate the latest enhancements and additions to several of its products.

January 13, 2014 - 11:34am
FBO Survey

AIN’s annual FBO survey for 2014 is now live for selected participants to vote for their favorite facilities. Those selected will receive email notifications regarding the survey over the coming weeks.

January 13, 2014 - 10:57am

As the New York area FBOs prepare for the onslaught of business aircraft arrivals at the Super Bowl little more than two weeks away, some continue to develop their plans and customer incentives. At NBAA’s Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, which began today in New Orleans, Sheltair, which operates FBOs at five area airports (John F.

January 9, 2014 - 2:15pm

Signature Flight Support completed its acquisition of Maguire Aviation Group at Van Nuys Airport. Through this acquisition, Signature expanded its FBO at Van Nuys to a combined footprint of 1.17 million sq ft of hangar, ramp, passenger lounges and office space. This also includes a dedicated NetJets facility at Van Nuys.

January 9, 2014 - 2:05pm

Landmark Aviation at Oakland International Airport received Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) approval. As such, the FBO can serve as a gateway for authorized DASSP operators wishing to fly directly into Washington National. Fewer than 30 FBOs in the U.S. have this approval, according to Landmark Aviation.

January 1, 2014 - 5:40am
Chester County Aviation at G.O. Carlson Airport in Coatesville, Pa., joined the Ross Aviation network this year.

Activity among the service provider chains over the past few months suggests the FBO consolidation kettle is steaming again and whistling loudly. Last month, Atlantic Aviation, which previously had no Florida FBOs, made a big splash with the announcement of its $195 million acquisition of Galaxy Aviation. Atlantic added four of Galaxy’s Florida FBOs: at Orlando International, Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine, Witham Field Airport in Stuart and Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach.

December 26, 2013 - 11:40am

Signature Flight Support’s bid to purchase the Jet Systems and Million Air White Plains FBOs at Westchester County Airport stalled when last week’s vote on the transaction by the county board of legislators was tabled until next year.

December 24, 2013 - 8:20am

Stratford, Conn.-based Volo Aviation has been awarded the contract to manage the FBO at MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield in Hinesville, Ga. The dual-use public/military airport 35 miles southwest of Savannah features a pair of 5,000-foot runways. In 2007 the local authorities partnered to construct a new 13,825-sq-ft terminal to house the airport’s military and civil operations. The aviation services provider operates four other bases in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York and Florida.

 
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