New York’s Elmira-Corning Regional Airport (ELM) has received its second FBO with the opening of Premier Aviation. The privately-owned company now occupies a facility on the Northwest corner of the field that was formerly home to a charter flight operator.
The location offers a 28-foot-door-height, 12,000-sq-ft heated hangar that can accommodate large-cabin business jets, while the adjoining 6,000-sq-ft terminal features a passenger lounge/lobby, 12-seat conference room, snack bar, pilot lounge with snooze room and shower facilities, and flight-planning area. Amenities also include crew car, on-site car rental, and concierge service.
“We have committed over $2 million to the facilities and equipment at ELM, and we are excited about bringing enhanced aviation services to the Twin Tiers,” said company president Robert Cleary. The FBO is open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. with 24-hour call-out availability. As the newest Avfuel-branded FBO, it will participate in the Avtrip customer loyalty rewards program as well as offer contract fuel.
Premier also provides aircraft maintenance for the airport’s commercial operators and next month will open an on-site specialized brake and wheel shop as it moves toward establishing an FAA Part 145 repair station.