Norwood Airport FBO Spat Headed Back to Court

 - October 14, 2020, 12:05 PM

Boston Executive Helicopters (BEH) is again seeking court action in its struggle with the city of Norwood, Massachusetts, the Norwood Airport Commission, and the manager of Norwood Memorial Airport for their alleged campaign over the last 10 years to block BEH from opening an FBO. Presently, the airport is served by a single FBO: FlightLevel Aviation.

In its latest legal move, BEH has filed a motion asking the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts to enforce a July 2019 settlement agreement. According to BEH, this motion is made necessary by the “defendants’ multiple breaches of the settlement agreement, including failing to provide BEH a lease for the promised amount of ramp space, free of encumbrances which would prevent BEH from operating as an FBO.”

Additionally, BEH asks for an order sanctioning the defendants to compensate BEH for its attorneys’ fees and lost revenue caused by the “defendants’ failure to provide space for BEH to operate as an FBO” and costs incurred in defense of a separate lawsuit against FlightLevel Aviation.

An attorney for the town and the airport commission told AIN that the motion is being reviewed and an official response will be filed with the court. FlightLevel has not yet responded to AIN’s inquiries for comment.