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Tuesday
Jun032008

Hammonds Announces Ground Support Vehicle Giveaway

Houston, TX - The Hammonds Companies are so enthusiastic about their revolutionary new ground support tractor called the Omni Directional Vehicle (ODV), they’ve decided to give one away to one lucky winner in 2008.

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Tuesday
May272008

Fliteport Tackles Middle East Operating Issues

Two recent milestones in the GA industry — the history-making XOJET deal that will produce a new operations base in the UAE and the opening of the region's largest FBO in Kuwait City — are solidifying the Middle East as an aviation center. Fliteport has launched a new initiative in an effort to make the region’s operating environment more manageable.

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Tuesday
May272008

OAK and Its FBOs Benefit from Strong Relationship

Will the day come when airports and their FBO tenants are run as a comprehensive business that leverages the strengths of the commercial and GA sectors? Who knows?

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Monday
May192008

JetEx Flight Support Expands in Europe

JetEx Flight Support, a leader in flight planning and ground handling services based in Dubai, has signed a contract with Aeroports de Paris to offer full FBO services at Paris Le Bourget Airport (France).

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Thursday
May152008

Bob Agostino Joins L.J. Aviation

L.J. Aviation is pleased to announce that Bob Agostino has joined the company as Vice President of Operations. Agostino, a Western Pennsylvania native, returned from Wichita, Kan., where he worked for Bombardier Aerospace as Director of Flight Operations, Bombardier Business Aircraft.

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Tuesday
May132008

Fees, Rewards Programs Can Bolster Fuel Sales

Increasing fuel sales and overall revenue for FBOs is a tricky business these days, yet FBOs can use many strategies to fight the competition.

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Tuesday
May132008

Partnerships with Airport Landlords Pay

As tenants on airport property, FBOs can partner with their landlords and reap benefits that enable them to edge out competitors, which might lease facilities from the same airport.

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Wednesday
May072008

Royal Aviation Kuwait and Mercury Air Group Open New Royal Terminal

Mercury Air Group, Inc., the U.S.-based global leader in aviation services, has started flight operations at the Royal Terminal, Kuwait, the largest private aviation terminal in the Middle East. Located at Kuwait International Airport (KWI), the facility is owned by Royal Aviation Kuwait. Designed and constructed by Mott MacDonald Group of London, England, and Gulf Consult of Saudi Arabia, the Royal Terminal has more than 100,000 square feet (10,000 square meters) on three levels and incorporates an ultra-modern design blending aerodynamic architectural features with panoramic glass vistas. Lead designer, Mott MacDonald Group brings more than 100 years of experience in transportation engineering and design with projects in 140 countries. The UK's Sunday Times has named Mott MacDonald Group one of England's "Top 20 Best Big Companies" in 2007.

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Tuesday
May062008

Spectra Jet Inc. Receives FAA Authorization

Spectra Jet Inc., located in Springfield, Ohio (KSGH), received FAA authorization to inspect, service and repair Challenger 300 and 600 series aircraft.

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Tuesday
May062008

Spectra Jet Inc. Opens FBO S-Jet

On April 24, 2008, Spectra Jet opened a new FBO at the Springfield Airport in Ohio (KSGH). Named FBO S-Jet, it offers fuel to all aircraft as well as a pilots' lounge, weather updates, ice, coffee and anything else that an aviation consumer might need.

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