Tennessee FBO Changes Hands

 - March 20, 2017, 2:20 PM
The passenger lobby in the modern 10,000-sq-ft terminal of newly renamed Hollingshead Aviation offers state-of-the-art amenities, in a comfortable setting.

Smyrna Air Center, one of two FBOs at Nashville, Tennessee-area Smyrna Airport (MQY), has been sold and renamed Hollingshead Aviation. Occupying approximately 20 acres on the west side of the airport, the Avfuel-branded facility offers a 10,000-sq-ft terminal with a fireplace-equipped lobby; pilots' lounge and snooze room; shower facilities; 12-seat conference room; business center; courtesy van; and crew cars. The FBO, which does not charge ramp fees, also offers concierge service, on-site car rentals and auto and aircraft detailing service, as well as discounted greens fees at a neighboring golf course.

MQY is located approximately 30 minutes from downtown Nashville, a point its new leadership looks to emphasize. "When I took over the FBO, I immediately realized its value as an alternative to congested city traffic and its potential to provide premier services to general aviation traffic in the greater Nashville area," noted company president Jeff Hollingshead, who vows to raise the bar of the location's services.

With 24,000 sq ft of hangar space that can accommodate aircraft up to a Cessna Sovereign, the complex has an FAA Part 145 repair station providing inspections, metal repair and fabrication, aircraft weighing and pressurization testing, STC installations and conversions and turboprop engine work. The location is open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 24-hour callout available.