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January 6, 2014 - 4:20am
Business jets flocked to New Orleans last year. Lakefront and Louis Armstrong hosted nearly 1,000 aircraft for the big game, and N.Y.-area airports are gearing up for similar traffic next month.

Next month, as the Super Bowl and its pageantry take the New York City area by storm for the first time, local GA airports and service providers are hoping that metaphorical storm will be the only one on the radar.

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.

November 21, 2013 - 7:30am
Landmark Aviation's temporary signage goes up on the former Panorama Flight Support at New York Westchester County Airport

Apparently it is no longer enough to have just one FBO at an airport, as first Signature Flight Support and now Landmark Aviation have demonstrated at Westchester County Airport.

November 15, 2013 - 3:00pm
Seeing Africa as a potential business aviation hub, ExecuJet is operating three facilities in the country: one at Lanseria, offering 9,000 sq m of hangar space; another at Cape Town International Airport (above) measuring 6,000 sq m and one opened in Lagos in 2012 at Murtala Mohammed International Airport (below) with 4,700 sq m of hangarage.

“The African continent has great potential to become a business aviation hub, which led to us opening our facility in Lagos in October 2012,” said Ettore Poggi, ExecuJet Africa’s managing director. “Traditionally, Africa has mainly been a turboprop market, popular with mining companies and the tourist industry.

November 7, 2013 - 3:06pm

Landmark Aviation announced yesterday that it has doubled down on its property holdings at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., with the acquisition of independent FBO Panorama Flight Support. With its latest addition, Landmark acquired a 20,000-sq-ft hangar, for a total of approximately 96,000 sq ft of heated community hangar space on nearly 26 acres of property.

November 4, 2013 - 1:10am

More than two years after Tac Air filed a Part 16 complaint with the FAA over the operation of an FBO built and owned by the airport operator at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport/Lovell Field, the agency has finally issued its ruling, finding the airport authority did not violate its federal grant obligations. The situation became the centerpiece of the private ownership vs.

October 22, 2013 - 11:00am

Fuel management software provider FuelerLinx is here at the NBAA show to announce the debut of sister company FBOlinx, which now allows FBOs to broadcast their fuel prices to their flight department customer base. As opposed to posting a uniform price online and waiting for customers to contact them, using the new system, FBOs can send confidential quotes directly to their customers. Prices can be exclusively tailored to meet a flight department’s fuel-use profile for a more streamlined and personalized process.

October 20, 2013 - 4:45pm
Quintessentially Aviation

A new player in the FBO arena has made its debut here at NBAA 2013. Earlier this month, Quintessentially Aviation (QA) Handling announced it began ground-handling operations at Ireland’s Shannon Airport.

August 22, 2013 - 8:59am

FBO operator Saker Aviation Services has filed a lawsuit against its landlords at Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport (AVP) claiming they violated its contract when they failed to renew its lease and awarded a 15-year lease on the property to another service provider.

August 12, 2013 - 7:00pm
Galeão International Airport in Rio de Janeiro

While business aviation traffic in Brazil continues to grow, the infrastructure needed to serve that traffic is slowly evolving as well, in advance of the country’s hosting two of the world’s top sporting events: the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. But for those used to the North American model of an FBO, there are still some differences at many of Brazil’s airports.

 
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