A Berkshire Hathaway company, NetJets Inc., launched a fixed-base operator (FBO) facility at Atlanta's DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK). The private business jet charter and aircraft management company based in Columbus, Ohio, has signed a long-term lease with Atlantic Aviation for the 2,800-square-foot facility.
Members of the Connecticut Air & Space Center Museum have begun the process of cleaning and restoring the historic Curtiss Hangar at Sikorsky Memorial Airport. According to museum officials, the Curtiss Hangar is an integral part of Connecticut’s aviation history, a site visited by aviation pioneers such as Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes and Igor Sikorsky.
With only a 30-minute window to accomplish their task, Business Jet Center employees at Oakland International Airport recently transferred a live dolphin from a charted DC-9 aircraft to a truck headed to Six Flags in Vallejo, Calif.
With the backdrop of the 2012 NBAA Meeting and Convention, World Fuel Services officially launched the new Ascent global fuel brand for FBOs. With a new logo and enhanced programs and benefits, Ascent offers a strong branding option for FBOs built on supply reliability along with high-quality aviation fuel products and services.
NetJets(R) Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway(R) company and the worldwide leader in private aviation, announced the opening of a new exclusive-use facility at Atlanta's DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK). NetJets has signed a long-term lease with Atlantic Aviation for the 2,800 square-foot facility which includes customer and crew lounges, a conference and business center and flight planning facilities.
By Jim Gardner
As the saying goes, there is good news and there is bad news. Which would you like to hear first?
First, let’s look at the good news for the FBO Operator. We are in the continued midst of a soft aviation insurance market that began in 2006. Since then, aviation insurance rates have declined to their lowest point in history.
Now, the potentially bad news, beginning in the winter of 2010, many in the aviation insurance industry are predicting a return to a Hard Market.
What is a Hard Market? It is generally characterized by fewer underwriters bidding on a particular risk - resulting in fewer options, increased rates and premiums, decreased limits of liability and less ancillary coverage offered. In addition, there are more stringent underwriting requirements on training with less flexibility for the operational managers.
Odyssey Aviation Exuma, the company’s newest full-service FBO, has appointed Shervin Penn to the position of Station Manager.
Sheltair, Florida’s largest, privately-owned group of fixed base operations (FBOs), announces its newest FBO and property leasing location at Albert Whitted Airport, St, Petersburg Florida (Sheltair SPG). As of November 1, 2012, Sheltair SPG commenced operations as the sole service provider on the airfield.