Atlantic Aviation may be outdistancing its name, but don’t expect company president Lou Pepper to consider changing a brand that dates back almost to the dawn of flight.
McCarran International Airport
At press time, there was still one hangar left unspoken for at the Paradise Aviation Jet Hangar construction project at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS). The Molasky Group has built seven private aircraft hangars on 10 acres adjacent to the airport at Mandalay Bay Road. The land is the last parcel remaining for private hangars at McCarran, the sixth busiest airport in the world.
Macquarie Infrastructure, a New York subsidiary of Australia-based Macquarie Bank, completed its $58.2 million purchase of Las Vegas Executive Terminal. One of two FBOs at McCarran International Airport, the facility has been renamed Atlantic Aviation, joining the Macquarie-owned FBO chain.
Investing in a new helicopter is not a decision to be made lightly–especially for a mom-and-pop operation working in a particularly volatile market sector. Helicopter tour firms have taken a big knock since 9/11 and, as the FAA and National Park Service implement “natural quiet” in the region, the Grand Canyon area of Nevada and Arizona will be subject to new, stricter noise rules and flight restrictions.
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