Indiana FBO Changes Hands, Rebrands

 - September 9, 2020, 11:49 AM
Aero Management Group (AMG) has taken over operations of the full-service FBO at Indiana's Columbus Municipal Airport. AMG is a full-service provider offering aircraft management, charter, sales, and maintenance, as well as flight instruction through its Phoenix Flight Academy subsidiary.

Aviation services provider Aero Management Group (AMG) is now the lone full-service FBO at Indiana’s Columbus Municipal Airport (BAK). The Indianapolis-based company—which operates four other FBOs in the state as well as locations in Dallas and Nashville—acquired the assets of Jeff Air Pilot Services and retained its staff as it secured a new 30-year lease on the property from the airport, with a 10-year option.

The facility, which now carries the name Columbus Jet—mirroring the company’s Indy Jet, Dallas Jet, and Nashville Jet location branding—occupies 1,500 sq ft of space in the airport’s terminal with a passenger lobby, recently refurbished pilots lounge with snooze room and showers, 12-seat conference room, flight planning room, and flight training area. The complex offers approximately 35,000 sq ft of heated hangar space capable of housing a Gulfstream G650 and more than two acres of ramp.

“BAK is a large airport property with multiple runways capable of supporting aircraft from TBMs to Boeing 737s, and they get everything in between,” Ryan Maxfield, AMG’s co-founder and chief revenue officer, told AIN. “AMG is mostly interested in locations where we can roll out our supporting aviation businesses, so the Columbus acquisition isn’t just about pumping fuel—it’s about offering managed aircraft solutions, on-demand jet and turbine charter, and a collegiate-backed flight training program, all while raising the bar on service."