Banyan Air Services Inc., at Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
Banyan began in 1979 in a small hangar as a maintenance facility serving local charter companies that operated a few piston aircraft. In 1985 Banyan teamed up with Holland Builders, a hangar developer, which became the property side of the equation while Banyan grew its aviation services.
Over the years, Banyan expanded in size and capabilities by adding FBO services, aircraft sales and management, turbine airframe and engine maintenance, avionics installations, aircraft parts distribution, Hangar63 (Banyan’s aviation store), and Tropicaero.com (Banyan’s on-line store). The company recently opened its two-story FBO terminal building and the Jet Runway Café.
Banyan employs more than 150 aviation professionals who cater to aircraft owners and operators from Central and South America, the Caribbean, Bahamas, and the USA.
“Our future plans include further expansion of our capabilities in the maintenance and avionics divisions, investing in more advanced trouble-shooting equipment and tooling, while always maintaining our commitment to training,” said Don Campion, founder (pictured). “We estimate moving into an additional 40,000 square feet of hangar space this year.”
For more information: BanyanAir.com.