Niagara Falls FBO Gets Another Decade

 - March 28, 2019, 2:00 PM
In operation at Niagara Falls International Airport since 2013, Calspan Air Services has been renewed as the airport's lone aviation services provider for another 10 years.

Calspan Air Services, the lone FBO at New York’s Niagara Falls International Airport, has received a 10-year renewal from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to provide aviation services. The Buffalo-based company—which performs aircraft research, modifications, and flight-testing among its offerings—first won the contract to provide FBO services at the airport in 2013 and subsequently completed a renovation project on the 40-year-old facility, which includes a kitchen, conference room, and pilot lounge with snooze room.

With the new lease, the company plans to make further investments for capital improvements in the FBO. It has 40,000 sq ft of heated hangar space for transient aircraft, a Part 145 repair station, and on-request U.S. Customs service. The FBO is open 24/7, serving not only the general aviation community but also providing the mixed-use airport’s commercial and military fueling.

“The Niagara Falls Airport has become a popular place for private planes, due to its proximity to downtown Buffalo and Niagara Falls,” noted company CEO Lou Knotts. “Many don’t realize just how easy it is to fly in and out of the Calspan Air Services FBO at Niagara Falls.”