Colorado Airport Issues RFP for FBO Operators

 - December 7, 2018, 11:45 AM
Colorado's Alamosa County hopes to find a FBO operator to relieve it from running the lone FBO at San Luis Regional Airport. The airport is looking to award a 10-year lease with a possible renewal option.

Colorado’s Alamosa County has reissued an RFP to manage the lone FBO at San Luis Valley Regional Airport (ALS). The county has been operating the facility since June after it failed to reach an agreement with incumbent Mountain View Aeromotive, which also provided maintenance at the airport. ALS sees approximately 30 operations a day from its 8,500-foot runway, which underwent a $6 million resurfacing and lighting replacement project in 2017. The facility includes a 3,000-sq-ft, two-story terminal and more than 17,000 sq ft of heated hangar space that can accommodate aircraft up to a Citation XLS.

“For the past four months, Alamosa County has been operating the FBO at the San Luis Valley Regional Airport,” noted airport manager Will Hickman. “We are looking forward to bringing in a private company to operate and manage this aspect of our airport operations to attain more aircraft operations, as well as provide more services to our customers including maintenance.”

Proposals are due on December 21, after which the airport will award an initial 10-year contract with a possible renewal option. It will continue to provide fueling services on an interim basis until the new operator gets up to speed in equipping and staffing the facility. It also said it expects to negotiate a fuel flowage fee with the next operator.