Bombardier Appoints Miami Service Center Ground Handler

 - November 8, 2022, 4:12 PM
Fontainebleu Aviation expects to increase its already formidable share of business at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport through its new partnership with Bombardier. (Photo: Curt Epstein/AIN)

Following the official opening last week of Bombardier’s service center at Miami-Opa-Locka Executive Airport, Fontainebleau Aviation—one of the three FBOs on the field—announced it has been selected by the manufacturer as the facility’s exclusive ground-handling service provider.

Under the deal, Fontainebleau will provide towing and fueling services for the Canadian airframer's customers and has designated one of its tanker trucks solely for defueling aircraft before they enter the service center’s hangars.

“The decision to join in a partnership came naturally to both brands [as] we are both focused on client experience and delivering an exceptional product,” said Fontainebleau v-p Bobby Courtney. “It’s an absolute honor to be a part of the Bombardier experience.”

The announcement comes as Fontainebleau prepares to break ground on a $14 million construction project, the fifth expansion since its founding in 2011. To be completed in third-quarter 2023, it will add 48,000 sq ft of hangar space to the company’s existing 250,000 sq ft of aircraft storage and office capacity.