FBO Management To Change at Ohio Airport

 - March 16, 2022, 9:55 AM
At the end of March, Airport Management Solutions will assume operation of the city-owned FBO at Cincinnati-area Middletown Regional Airport.

Airport Management Solutions (AMS) will assume management of the singular FBO at Ohio’s Middletown Regional Airport at the end of the month. The facility had been managed on an interim basis by aircraft maintenance provider Safe Skies Aviation and the city of Middletown selected AMS after undergoing an RFP process. 

According to Erick Larson, AMS director of business development, the initial term is one year with multiple five-year renewals possible, and the FBO will be designated Middletown Aviation. “We like to keep the identity of the FBOs local to the community,” Larson told AIN. AMS currently operates FBOs in Tupelo and Greenville, Mississippi.

The facility consists of a 500-sq-ft terminal, which AMS plans to enlarge and renovate. Larson said his company will also provide the city with guidance for a long-term solution to the FBO, which could include the construction of a new facility. “In the meantime, we are going to bring a level of professionalism, safety, and training that hasn’t existed there,” Larson said. That includes bringing Middletown staff members to the existing AMS FBOs for training.

Middletown’s Avfuel-branded fuel farm consists of 20,000-gallon jet-A and avgas tanks, along with a self-serve avgas pump. The location has a 10,000-sq-ft hangar with a 29.5-foot door height. Tenants at the Cincinnati-area airport include an active flight school and a skydiving school, which boosts its operations numbers.