France’s Nice Cote d’Azur Airport now has a consolidated general aviation terminal (GAT) housing three FBOs: Swissport Executive Aviation (a joint venture between Swissport and Universal Weather & Aviation), Signature Flight Support (with Aviapartner) and Landmark Aviation. The 16,000-sq-ft GAT addresses the long-running problem of business aircraft passengers and crew having
The three FBOs located at Canada’s Vancouver International Airport each managed hundreds of operations during the 2010 Winter Olympics. The airport experienced its “busiest day in history” when general aviation travelers departed after the February 28 closing ceremonies, according to Scott Harrold, general manager of Landmark Aviation’s Vancouver FBO. “It was quite an experience,” he said. “It will always live with me and our team.”
Canada’s Vancouver International Airport had its “busiest day in history” when general aviation travelers departed after closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics on Sunday, according to Scott Harrold, general manager of Landmark Aviation’s Vancouver FBO.
Business aviation group Comlux plans to expand its services into the FBO sector by establishing a new facility at Paris Le Bourget Airport. The new base, being developed in partnership with Landmark Aviation, is due to open in March next year.
Business aviation group Comlux is to expand its services into the FBO sector by establishing a new facility at Paris Le Bourget Airport. The new base, being developed in partnership with Landmark Aviation, is due to open in March 2011.
Landmark Aviation and the Asheville Regional Airport Authority celebrated the grand opening of the FBO chain’s FBO terminal at Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina on April 16. Landmark spent $4.6 million on the new facility, which features a 23,000-sq-ft hangar, pilot’s lounge, flight planning room and conference room. Landmark has 41 FBOs in the U.S., Canada and Europe and is owned by GTCR Golder Rauner and Platform Partners.
Piedmont Aircraft last month launched as an aircraft sales company for pre-owned Beechcraft and Hawker aircraft. Industry veteran Tom Mekis is leading the company as president and CEO. Piedmont Aircraft has offices in Winston-Salem and Charlotte, N.C., and Leesburg, Va.
Dubai-based JetEx Flight Support has made its first move into FBO management by completing the acquisition of the Flying Group facility at Paris Le Bourget Airport. The Belgian company has sold the FBO for an undisclosed sum so it can focus on its aircraft charter and management activities. According to JetEx CEO Adel Mardini, the Paris acquisition is part of a long-term strategy to establish an international network of FBOs.
Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) in upstate New York used to have two FBOs, but USAirports has purchased the Landmark Aviation FBO at the airport. USAirports will continue operating all the Landmark facilities and take over Landmark’s airliner fueling contract. Anthony Costello opened the Rochester USAirports FBO after launching his air cargo and hangar service in 1986.
Jeffrey Ross is at the helm of an unusual conglomeration of FBOs, a quasi-chain of 12 facilities that retain their original brand names instead of adopting a common brand for the entire group.