In 1995, when Global Aviation was founded, the company had neither a hangar nor aircraft, only a desire to provide aircraft owners and charter clientele high-quality charter and aircraft management services. Today Global Aviation is a full-service FBO as well, with 98,000 sq ft of heated hangar space, executive offices, meeting rooms, on-site catering and a pilot lounge at the Portland/Hillsboro Airport.
Global Aviation is also an FAA-certified repair station, avionics repair and installation center and Bombardier-authorized Learjet, Challenger and Global Express AOG/line maintenance facility. The company operates eight jets in its charter fleet: a Global XRS, GV, Challenger 604 and 300, Hawker 900XP and 800SP and a Learjet 45XR and 35.
Global Aviation founder and president Flo Newton joined the board of directors of the Providence Heart and Vascular Institute three years ago and has been a major supporter of the Institute. This includes providing the Global Aviation facilities for a key annual fundraising event benefitting the Institute. “I am tremendously impressed with the work Providence Heart and Vascular Institute does and its approach to innovative heart health,” she said. “I am thrilled to share our facilities and services for such a worthy cause.” The cause includes a huge fundraising effort to match a $25 million grant from Nike founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny. The $50 million Next Generation campaign is designed to enable the Institute to offer the most innovative and advanced treatments to cardiac patients.
Once again, Global Aviation representatives are on hand at their NBAA 2015 booth (C8532) to talk about the company and hand out the ever-popular airplane paper clips along with a deck of playing cards to go with the Las Vegas experience.