The Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission voted to allow aviation services provider Fly Arkansas to establish a competing FBO at Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT). Fly Arkansas, which operates FBOs at Arkansas' Baxter County and Boone County Airports, will assume control of a portion of the former Hawker Beechcraft jet completions complex at LIT and will renovate it before starting operations around the beginning of August. The company expects to lease approximately 56,000 sq ft of currently vacant office and hangar space, along with more than 3.5 acres of ramp and ground space. It will also install a new 50,000-gallon-capacity aviation fuel farm. The company plans to offer services including aircraft management and charter, sales, flight training and light maintenance.
Last year, Tac Air acquired the former Supermarine FBO at the airport, and in February announced that it had purchased the FBO services portion of its competitor Central Flying Service, in essence becoming the lone service provider at LIT. It pledged several million dollars in improvements at the airport, including a possible new terminal.