Texarkana, Texas-based Truman Arnold Companies has purchased controlling interest in Keystone Aviation of Utah. As a result of the deal, the company’s Tac Air chain gained the lone FBOs at Salt Lake City International (SLC) and Provo Municipal (PVU) Airports, bringing its total to 14 locations nationwide. Keystone’s other service subsidiaries, such as aircraft charter and management, sales and maintenance, will now operate under the new Keystone Aviation brand led by industry veteran Bill Haberstock.
In an effort to attract aviation industry to the region, Provo, Utah, has agreed to spend $115,000 in site preparation costs at its municipal airport to help Duncan Aviation develop the company’s third full-service business jet facility, which it initially planned to open there next year. The economy has prompted Duncan to defer groundbreaking indefinitely and opt instead to lease hangar space from FBO Million Air.
By August next year, Duncan Aviation will have a new maintenance facility in Provo, Utah, in a 15,000-sq-ft hangar leased from Million Air Provo.
Duncan Aviation (Booth No. 5100) announced yesterday plans to build its third full-service maintenance facility. The center will be located in Provo, Utah, and is scheduled to open by August 2010, pending final approval for state incentives from the Utah governor’s Office of Economic Development.
Million Air Salt Lake City at Salt Lake City International has announced it will break ground this month on three new hangar facilities totaling 90,000 sq ft. This will double the available hangar space. Completion is expected in January. Renovations to the lobby, including new kitchen and catering facilities, a new pilot lounge and new restrooms, are to begin this month and will be completed in October.
Following a deal that was more than two years in the making, Salt Lake jetCenter (SLJC) has acquired the former Hudson General assets leasehold and facilities at Salt Lake (Utah) International Airport (SLC). Having changed its named identity from Hudson General to GlobeGround, the company retains its airline fueling concession and will lease space from SLJC.
Operators intending to enter any of the nine designated temporary flight restriction (TFR) areas in effect during the Olympic Winter Games around Salt Lake City Valley and Northern Utah in February must have advance permission. The Utah Olympic Public Safety Command (UOPSC) is now accepting permission request applications, which must be returned to the UOPSC no later than December 3. The games are scheduled to be held from February 2 to 24.
Million Air Salt Lake City held a grand opening in mid-October of its newly remodeled FBO, which includes an 8,000-sq-ft addition featuring a spacious lobby with vaulted ceilings and plenty of natural lighting. The pilots’ lounge has been expanded, and there are new private sleep rooms and showers.