Massachusetts-based FAA Part 145 aircraft maintenance provider Air Bear Aviation has established its third repair facility, at Beverly Regional Airport, 14 nm north of Boston Logan International, which recently announced that business aircraft will require prior permission to use the airport and limited to a maximum of four hours on the ramp. Those changes, which will be in effect over the next year at least, are a result of the airport's Terminal E modernization program, which will encroach upon half of the FBO ramp space.
“We are excited to have an additional maintenance base to supplement our current maintenance teams at Boston Logan International and Hanscom Field Airport in Bedford,” said company CEO Thomas Bear. “Beverly Regional Airport will be one of several airports that will offload business aviation traffic from Boston Logan as that airport undergoes a major expansion program.”
Air Bear expects those procedural changes will affect its clients' operations, possibly requiring them to overnight at either Bedford or Beverly, both of which are now covered by its MRO capabilities. The company also provides AOG support at more than 80 airports throughout the Northeast.