BEDFORD, Mass. — Executive Flyers Aviation celebrated its 50th anniversary March 4. The family owned flight school and aircraft repair station has been in constant operation at the Laurence G. Hanscom Field Airport in Bedford, Mass., since 1964.
WICHITA — Since 2000 when Lynn Nichols acquired Yingling Aircraft, he has wanted to have a restaurant of some type within the facility. That goal was realized today with the announcement that Yingling has been awarded a Subway Cafe franchise. Slated to open in mid-June, the new restaurant will have seating for up to 46 diners and will also offer a full range of catering services.
“You could say this plan has been in the works for 14 years,” stated Nichols, CEO of Yingling Aviation, the FBO at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport. “It was a part of the original vision we had for this business…and now it’s happening. We are offering pilots and customers a convenient and enjoyable place they can fly-in or drive-in to eat.”
The cafe joins Yingling’s Aviator’s Attic, a pilot shop located inside the facility offering piloting supplies, aviation-related gifts, apparel, charts and manuals.
The Subway Café is expected to add approximately 15 to 20 full-time and part-time positions.
“Subway Café is a new concept store that offers an upscale dining environment and an expanded selection of menu products,” stated Rusty Rathbun, Subway’s Development Agent.
Along with Subway’s standard menu of sandwiches, salads, and breakfast items, the new Café also offers a selection of bakery items, pastries and beverages, including Espresso Lattes, and Smoothies. The new Subway Café will be the first one of its type in the state of Kansas.
“The Café will be located within one of Yingling’s hangars and will be constructed with glass walls, providing customers an exceptional view of airport activity and operations on the east runway,” Rathbun said.
Landmark Aviation began operations at King County International Airport (BFI) on Boeing Field in Seattle on Feb. 12 through the acquisition of Galvin Flying Services.
CHICAGO – OpenAirplane continues to expand its service which makes renting an airplane as easy as renting a car. Since launching in June, the OpenAirplane network has grown to 34 cities, with more than 100 aircraft available around the U.S.
CONROE, Texas — Galaxy FBO has opened its new FBO at the Lone Star Executive Airport (KCXO).
Check out this time-lapse video of Galaxy FBO’s year-long construction process
According to Aviation Business Strategies Group (ABSG) Principals John Enticknap and Ron Jackson, fuel sales in the FBO industry will remain relatively flat in 2014, with only half the marketplace seeing a relatively small increase in fuel sales volume.
Pilot voting starts Feb. 1 for FltPlan’s 2014 Pilots’ Choice Awards, which recognizes favorite United States FBOs, top U.S. FBOs by region, small and large FBO chains, Canadian, Caribbean and Mexican FBOs, ATC Center, ATC Tower, and customs and border protection.
The 2014 Pilots’ Choice Awards survey is open to the group of over 140,000 active pilots on FltPlan representing over 65% of all business aviation, according to company officials.
EPIC and U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation have introduced the new EPIC/Multi Service Aviation cobrand card, which will provide global acceptance to EPIC cardholders via the Multi Service Aviation network, starting in the first quarter of 2014.
NEW YORK, NY — Officials at Sheltair have announced that the company’s FBO at Long Island MacArthur Airport (KISP) now offers ground support services to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizen general aviation flights clearing customs at Long Island MacArthur Airport.