Belgium business aviation services group FlyingGroup (Stand 282) plans to open a new $3.5 million hangar at its Antwerp airport headquarters. The 56,000-sq-ft, frost-free facility will be able to accommodate almost every type of business jet. It will feature an automatic “carousel,” enabling parked business aircraft to be quickly moved indoors. The hangar is to be ready this summer.
Antwerp International Airport
Flying Service NV has signed an agreement with Aviapartner Belgium to perform all third-party ground handling at Antwerp Airport until the end of September 2010, when Aviapartner’s handling license expires. Under the agreement, Flying Service–a FlyingGroup company–expects to handle at least 800 aircraft a year at Antwerp.
Well known Brussels-based FBO and air taxi company Abelag Aviation is celebrating its 40th anniversary, making it one of the oldest business aviation companies in Europe. “We are also the oldest Belgian air transport operator still in the hands of private Belgian investors,” said Hervé Laitat, the company’s deputy general director.