TAC Air unveiled its new FBO interior design standards recently at an invitation-only open house for the local aviation industry. The event was held inside the TAC Air executive terminal at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).
Greg Arnold, president and CEO of Truman Arnold Companies, commented, “We’re very excited and pleased to see how the new standards came to life.” Upgrades to the facility include a more open and customer friendly floor plan, customer work stations with business services, including wireless printing from laptops and smart phones, renovated restrooms, expanded pilot lounge, a compliment of new furnishings and adaptation of the new TAC Air decorating standards for wall and floor coverings.
Raleigh Durham International Airport began a three phase general aviation redevelopment in 1997, which included the 2004 completion of the space currently occupied by TAC Air.
It was October 2007 when TAC Air opened its 12th FBO by purchasing Southern Jet at RDU. Even though the facility is only six years old, it was “perfect timing for an upgrade,” according to Teresa Yates, general manager of TAC Air RDU. “Our facility was on par with our competitors locally and regionally, but we saw the opportunity to upgrade while the market was soft in order to be ready when the industry turns around.”
Upgrades to TAC Air’s FBOs are not limited to RDU. The chain is currently rolling out the new standards to several of its 13 locations, including construction of a new executive terminal at Blue Grass Airport (LEX) in Lexington, Ky. The new TAC Air LEX facility is scheduled to open mid-summer and was named “preferred FBO” for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
TAC Air has FBOs with more than 300 associates in 13 cities: Amarillo, Texax (AMA), Chattanooga, Tenn. (CHA), Denver (APA), Fort Smith, Ark. (FSM), Greenville, S.C. (GMU), Hartford, Conn. (BDL), Knoxville, Tenn. (TYS), Lexington, Ky (LEX), Omaha, Neb. (OMA), Raleigh-Durham (RDU), Shreveport, La. (SHV), St. Louis (SUS) and Texarkana, Ark. (TXK).
For more information: TACAir.com.