A fight between two companies about FBO services at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California is heating up.
According to a report at CNBC.com by Jane Wells, Rob Maguire, the billionaire who runs Maguire Aviation at the airport, is upset that a competitor, Castle & Cooke, has been running a “rogue” FBO operation for years.
The report quotes a memo Maguire wrote to LA city and airport officials:
“Our issue is simple: one bad apple at the world’s largest general aviation airport can spoil it for everyone,” Maguire writes. “This is not a battle between billionaires; it is about millions of dollars not going to the airport. This is not about fear of competition. This is about a public agency not taking a tenant’s lease violations seriously…costing the city and taxpayers millions in the process.”