On May 4, Sporavia and Aviastec signed a 30-year lease with CR Aeropuertos for a four-acre lot at Ciudad Real Airport south of Madrid, where the companies will build a new full-service FBO. Ciudad Real Airport has a Category III ILS-served 13,000-foot runway and is open 18 hours a day.
Aviation International News » June 2010
In April ExecuJet Aviation Group took over a 20,000-sq-ft hangar at Zurich’s Kloten Airport. “Hangarage at Zurich is scarce; we are therefore happy to be taking over this facility, which is big enough to accommodate four large business jets and one small [one],” said Nicole Gut, European FBO director.
Lyon Bron Airport in France held a grand opening for a new 32,000-sq-ft hangar on April 2. The $4.7 million facility includes 2,800 sq ft of office space. Green features of the hangar include 15,000 sq ft of solar cells on the roof, capable of producing 90 megawatt-hours of electricity per year. Another part of the roof is covered with vegetation that will retain rainwater.
A bold move by British Airways in April–the launching of 26 airplanes toward the UK while British airspace was closed–finally broke the European airspace logjam caused by volcanic ash clouds from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
Landmark Aviation has added its 33 continental U.S. FBOs to GlobalAir.com’s online Airport Resource Center, which also makes the Landmark bases available in GlobalAir.com’s Max-Trax fuel-route-mapping system. Max-Trax allows users
PrivatAir is targeting a July 1 opening date for its new charter/management business in Bahrain. The company recently went through a restructuring aimed at making it leaner but still profitable, after having been purchased by a group of private investors, including CEO Greg Thomas. PrivatAir’s main business consists of wet leasing all-business-class single-aisle airliners equipped with long-range fuel tanks.
JetEx Flight Support has opened its first FBO, a refurbishment of the former Flying Group facility at Le Bourget Airport in Paris, which it acquired in February
Rizon Jet’s two FBOs at London Biggin Hill and Doha, Qatar, are set to open in July. Both facilities are similar in size and design, although the Qatar facility includes separate prayer rooms for male and female passengers.
Universal Weather & Aviation has added integrated fuel tankering calculations to its UVflightplanner.com system. The new feature went live at last month’s Ebace show in Geneva and allows operators to decide quickly when and how they should fill tanks with fuel during a trip.