Olivier de l’Estoile has resigned after serving as president of the French chapter of the European Business Aviation Association for four years. The official announce-ment cited “personal reasons” for the surprise move. The new president of the Le Bourget Airport-based association is Serge Chevillard, manager of Ancenis Airport.
Paris Le Bourget Airport is to open a new executive terminal in April. The facility, a renovation of an existing building, will have room for two FBOs and offices available for rent. Belgian-based aircraft operator and business aviation services company Flying Group has committed to leasing half the terminal. The airport anticipates striking a deal this month with a second FBO.
Signature Flight Support has announced the purchase of Le Terminal building at Le Bourget, giving the world’s largest FBO chain and distribution network for business aviation services three facilities at the Paris business airport. Le Terminal, a six-story office building, was formerly a private aviation facility. The building comes with about three acres of aircraft parking ramp and two adjoining hangars.
European business aviation service companies Flying Group and Euralair are squaring off for a legal battle over a proposed takeover that appears to have gone sour.
In the middle of last month downtown Paris was abuzz with soccer fever, as tens of thousands of fans relaxed at sidewalk cafes before the most important match of Europe’s soccer season.
Flying Group has lodged an appeal in Paris after a lower court rejected its complaint against the Le Bourget-based Euralair group in April. The Antwerp, Belgium-based group claimed Euralair failed to comply with its commitment to hand over the business assets of its FBO, Euralair Airport Services (EAS), as part of its plans to expand its operations at the Paris business airport.
The Paris appeals court has rejected Flying Group’s appeal over its claims that the Euralair group reneged on a deal to sell the assets of its Le Bourget Airport FBO, Euralair Airport Services (EAS). The appeals court upheld an earlier ruling by the Bobigny commercial court that had dismissed the Belgian group’s claims and ordered that Flying Group pay Euralair $37,000 (€30,000) for an “abusive procedure.”
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