Following the delivery of additional Embraer Phenom 300s and new bases in Atlanta and Scottsdale, Arizona, last year, charter operator GrandView Aviation plans to open its sixth base on February 1 at Denver Centennial Airport (APA). This will be the first of three expansion bases for the Baltimore, Maryland-based Part 135 operator this year, it said.
"We're thrilled to open this new location in the heart of ski country—and the slopes are a great outdoor activity to maintain social distance," said GrandView COO Jessica Naor. “We take the utmost care in protecting our passengers and crew by using electrostatic disinfection technology on our fleet, plus additional safety protocols like multiple temperature checks daily.”
Last year, Grandview took delivery of five Embraer Phenom 300s, bringing its total of the type to 10. Its fleet also includes a Sikorsky S-76D and Bell 407 GXi. Grandview’s other bases are located in Austin, Texas, and Chicago. Naor told AIN the company expects to open a base in Boston and another base in an as-yet "undisclosed location" this summer as it pursues a plan to become a nationwide operator.