General aviation advocates are hailing the passage of new legislation that will benefit not only aviation businesses in Florida, but general aviation aircraft owners. Language in a new economic development bill includes sales-tax exemptions for repairs and equipment on aircraft that weigh 2,000 pounds or more. The previous exemption was for aircraft that weighed 15,000 pounds.
Odyssey Aviation Exuma (MYEF) in the Bahamas has joined the Paragon Aviation Group network of FBOs in North America. Exuma is the second Odyssey Aviation location to join the Paragon network, joining its sister location in Nassau (MYNN).
After almost four years, AeroPremier Jet Center finally moves into its new FBO offices at New Orleans Lakefront Airport (NEWS) in a recently renovated terminal. Formerly a National Guard helicopter facility, the building was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina and it was uncertain what the fate of the structure would be pending FEMA funding discussions.
Landmark Aviation has been awarded a 37-year lease to operate an FBO at San Diego International Airport (SAN).
The Chattanooga Airport’s new 9,000-square-foot FBO facility, managed by Wilson Air Center, was recently awarded platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program.
Business Jet Center Oakland at California’s Oakland International Airport (OAK) has become a Phillips 66 Aviation-branded dealer.
Wiggins Airways has completed the renovation of the FBO’s lobby located at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in New Hampshire.
Exclusive Aviation has been named the new Cessna Authorized Sales Representative for South Dakota.
Florida’s Destin Jet is planning a birthday celebration for completing three successful years of operation. Destin Jet will celebrate with a customer appreciation luncheon April 27. All customers, friends and prospects are welcome, officials said.
Platinum Flight Center at Outagamie Regional Airport (ATW) in Appleton, Wis., just up the road from Oshkosh, home to EAA AirVenture, has partnered with fuel supplier Avfuel to become part of the Avfuel-branded FBO network.