Universal Weather & Aviation said it could take until the middle of this month before it can fully repair damage to its Paris Le Bourget FBO. The facility suffered extensive fire and smoke damage during an overnight blaze on January 3. The company established a temporary operations center and made other arrangements for passengers and crew.
Universal Weather & Aviation has said that it could take until the middle of next month before damage to its Paris Le Bourget FBO can be fully repaired. The facility suffered extensive fire and smoke damage during an overnight blaze on January 3, with the lounge areas being the worst affected.
Signature Flight Support’s scheduled opening this month of a new FBO at Doncaster Robin Hood Airport in northern England marks the latest addition to the U.S.-based group’s fast-expanding European network. Its other 18 FBOs in Europe collectively handled some 40,000 movements last year, according to European managing director David Best, who said all bases are seeing strong growth with increased movements and good financial performance.
ExecuJet Europe next month is opening what it describes as the first dedicated executive aircraft FBO at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport. The new operation will expand the existing Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services maintenance facility, in which ExecuJet is a 20-percent shareholder. The round-the-clock FBO will phase in services over the next six months.
Universal Weather & Aviation is at Booth Nos. 209 and 615 on the NBAA’06 exhibit floor featuring the expanded capabilities brought to the Houston aviation services company by FBO Manager software, acquired through the recent purchase of Cornerstone Logic.
Horizon Business Concepts this month introduced an online service that allows operators to register FBO service requests and obtain fuel confirmations on the Internet.
Called FlashTurn, the service uses Horizon’s TotalFBO accounting and aviation management software, and the company automatically enrolls all TotalFBO customers. Horizon invites all other FBOs to subscribe as well, however.
Universal Weather and Aviation is unveiling several new services and tools here at NBAA’06 at Booth No. 209. Its 2007 UVTripPlanner software release is making its debut, along with an interactive CD-ROM version. Visitors also can see the prototype Web-based version of UVTripPlanner.
FBO Manager software has been recertified to honor ExxonMobil credit cards. Since August 2000, ExxonMobil card customers used traditional phone lines for their transactions. The new system supports all the cards’ features, including the company’s new Pilots Rewards Plus loyalty program.
Truman Arnold Companies announced the addition of Knoxville to its TAC Air FBO network. The Texarkana, Texas-based chain now has 11 FBOs across the U.S. Located on the McGhee Tyson Airfield for more than three decades, the new facility has three large hangars, three rows of T hangars, and plane ports.
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Air Center and its sibling, Santa Fe (N.M.) Air Center will soon have new ownership. Current owner Herb Marchman has signed a purchase agreement with Ross Aviation for the two facilities. Backed by private equity firm Centre Partners, Ross Aviation is on the acquisition trail and recently bought its first FBO at Jefferson County (Jeffco) Airport outside Denver.