European Operator ASL Adds FBO Services

 - March 6, 2019, 12:51 PM
Previously offering ground-handling only to its own fleet of some 30 aircraft, ASL Private Jet Services has opened its hangar doors to all operators, with a menu of FBO services at its base airports in Antwerp and Groningen. (Photo: ASL)

ASL Private Jet Services, a Europe-based aircraft manager/operator has made FBO services available to outside operators at Antwerp Airport (EBAW/ANR) in Belgium and Groningen Airport (EHGG/GRQ) in the Netherlands. Together with sister company JetNetherlands, ASL operates more than 30 aircraft.

Previously, it had supplied ground-handling services exclusively for its own fleet. But as of yesterday, it opened its doors in Antwerp and Groningen to all private and corporate jets using the airports. Services include: short- and long-term parking (outdoors, with limited hangar space available); refueling; line service (cleaning, dishwashing, laundry, lav service, etc.); line maintenance; customs and immigration (in coordination with airport police and customs); catering; flight planning facilities; crew lounge; and car rentals.

While ASL already has its own hangar and lounge facilities, it plans to add further FBO infrastructure within the new General Aviation Terminal at Antwerp. Located adjacent to the parking ramp, the facility has a VIP lounge, crew lounge with rest area, and will soon feature a large reception/meeting/event area available by prearrangement with ASL.

ASL was founded in 1997 by Philippe Bodson. With sister company JetNetherlands, it operates from nine regional and national airports, including, in addition to Antwerp and Groningen, Brussels-Zaventem, Brussels-Charleroi, Kortrijk-Wevelgem, Maastricht, Eindoven, Amsterdam-Schiphol, and Rotterdam.

ASL said—after opening its doors at Antwerp and Groningen—it plans to further expand its FBO offerings at other airports where it operates.