Sheltair, Florida’s largest, privately-owned group of FBOs, has broken ground on its Phase I expansion plans at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) with the construction of a new $13.6 million facility.
Aircraft Specialists Inc., located 15 minutes by car from the Churchill Downs, the site of the Kentucky Derby, is offering customers triple AVTRIP points on fuel purchases, as well as fuel discounts on quantity purchases. [Read more…]
After a five year hiatus, the Lauderdale Air Show returns to Fort Lauderdalen April 28 – 29.
In almost every article about the future of leaded avgas, this statement appears, “… only one fuel will be stocked by the FBO system.” This particular quote comes from a reply by Mac McClellen to Todd Petersen in Mac’s latest Left Seat blog on the EAA’s website. You will also find it in almost every article and editorial from any aviation alphabet organization about the modern state of 100LL avgas.
My question is why are FBO’s the sole determinant of fuel sales on an airport? The answer is because of an obsolete view of what an FBO should do.
Eagle Creek Aviation Services at Eagle Creek Airport (EYE) near Indianapolis has joined the Avfuel network of FBOs. It now offers Avfuel Contract Fuel, the AVTRIP rewards program, and a variety of additional products.
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).