Florida FBO and MRO provider PrivateSky Aviation has filed a lawsuit against its Southwest Florida International Airport landlord, the Lee County Port Authority (LCPA), alleging the agency has used government grants improperly to fund the construction of a competing FBO at nearby Page Field, a general aviation airport also operated by the LCPA.
Million Air’s newest operation at Gulfport, Miss., is slated to open this month. The $12 million facility, the 29th location in the Houston-based chain, will co-exist at least temporarily along with the Atlantic Aviation FBO, which has served the airport’s general aviation traffic from trailers since Hurricane Katrina ravaged its landmark WWII-vintage hangar facility in 2005.
Heritage Aviation increased the size of its FBO facility at Burlington International Airport at the end of June when it acquired the former Atlantic Aviation facility there. Included in the purchase was an FBO terminal, fuel farm and three 15,000-sq-ft hangars, taking the service provider’s heated hangar space to nearly 100,000 sq ft.
AvFuel has added a trio of new locations to its distribution network. In Morgantown, W.Va., Morgantown Municipal Airport (MGW) operates the recently remodeled FBO, which provides ground services, aircraft ground handling, fuel and oil sales, hangar and tie-down space and pilot planning services. The airport features a 5,100-foot-long runway and FAA-contracted control tower and can accommodate large aircraft as well as small.
Aviation services provider Weston Aviation has finalized a deal with Humberside International Airport authorities to open the first dedicated FBO at the airport on the east coast of England at the beginning of June.
10. Banyan Air Services, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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1. J.A. Air Center, Aurora Municipal Airport (ARR), Sugar Grove, Ill.
The management style at Panorama Flight Services at Westchester County Airport (HPN), New York, can perhaps best be summed up as “the buck stops here.” How else could you describe a three-generation family-owned business where the company president and vice presidents put not only their cellphone numbers but also their home phone numbers on the business cards they give to customers?
TAG Aviation recently opened its new hangar and office complex at Geneva Airport in Switzerland. The construction project has doubled the size of its maintenance hangar and combines the companyís corporate and operational offices in one building.
The grand opening on September 29 of Signature Flight Support’s new FBO at California’s Fresno Yosemite International Airport was an interesting move. Instead of buying a facility and entering into a lease with an airport, the traditional method of FBO building, Signature signed a management contract with the FBO’s owner, McDonald Aviation.