Landmark Aviation, which operates a network of FBOs across the country, has been acquired by The Carlyle Group, which identifies itself as a “global alternative asset manager.”
SEATTLE — The folks in the flight training department at Galvin Flying Services, an FBO and authorized flight training provider for Veteran’s Administration (VA) students at Boeing Field, report that the first VA students enrolled in a program offered through Green River Community College (GRCC) have made their first solos.
Everybody loves a bargain. I know I do. Heck, I may be the cheapest guy you’ll ever meet. But there is a cost associated with saving a dollar or two – and the general aviation crowd may not notice how dear that cost can be until it’s too late.
The UVair FBO Network, an alliance between EPIC and UVair Fuel Program, has added two new member FBOs, bringing the total number of FBOs in the network to 16. The new UVair FBO Network members are Jet Source in Carlsbad, Calif. (CRQ) and Jet Center Los Angeles in Hawthorne, Calif. (HHR).
Tupelo Aviation Unlimited, the FBO at Tupelo Regional Airport (TUP) in Mississippi, has joined the Avfuel network, which means it now offers Avfuel products and services, such as Avfuel Contract Fuel and the rewards program, AVTRIP.
For the first time in more than 30 years, the Illinois Valley Airport (3S4) in Cave Junction, Oregon, has a stable supply of 100LL aviation fuel for piston-engine aircraft.
Baker Aviation’s maintenance facility at Addison Airport (ADS) in the Dallas area has been named a certified repair station by the FAA. [Read more…]
Denver-based Independence Aviation has opened a second satellite operation at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC) in Colorado.
Signal Aviation Services, the primary general aviation service provider for the Lebanon Municipal Airport (LEB) in New Hampshire, has been purchased by long-time employees, Greg Soho and Jason Archambeault. Soho has been the company’s vice president since 1999 and Archambeault has served as director of maintenance since 2007. The FBO has a new name, Granite Air Center.