fixed-base operator

(redirected from Fixed base operator)
Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

fixed-base operator (FBO)

A commercial operator supplying fuel, maintenance, aircraft sales, rentals, flight training, handling, and other general aviation services at an airport. They are called fixed-base operators because the first FBOs were early barnstormers who chose to settle at one field.
References in periodicals archive ?
28 October 2016 - Charleston, South Carolina-based general aviation services provider Hawthorne Global Aviation Services has acquired Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based fixed base operator Bama Air, the company said.
The Houston, Texas-based Million Air started operating as Albany's fixed base operator in 2005.
The County of Riverside ( County ) by and through its Economic Development Agency/Aviation Division ( Agency ) is issuing a Request for Proposals ( RFP ) for Fixed Base Operator ( FBO ) services at the Blythe Airport ( BA ).
Lauderdale, Knoxville, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, San Jose, Seattle, Tampa and West Palm Beach (, along with many downtown and several Fixed Base Operator (FBO) branches in the US.
Tenders are invited for 2016 Fixed Base Operator at Louisville International Airport
9 February 2016 - The US Department of Justice has now filed its antitrust lawsuit and proposed settlement for clearance under the US Hart-Scott-Rodino Act for UK-based aviation services company BBA Aviation plc's acquisition US-based fixed base operator Landmark Aviation, the company said.
Saker's complaint was filed on July 26, 2013 by the company following an announcement on Thursday, July 18, 2013 by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport that it intends to negotiate a fixed base operator lease with a party other than Saker Aviation Services.
Tenders are invited for Aircraft maintenance operator; aircraft avionics maintenance operator; aircraft flight training operator; airport fixed base operator; aircraft charter operator.
Tenders are invited for Full Service Fixed Base Operator (FBO) South Valley Regional Airport (U42)
The CTI family of companies includes Crew Training International, a training and courseware development company with thirteen locations worldwide; CTI Professional Flight Training, an FAA Part 141 flight training school with locations in Florida and Tennessee; and CTI Aviation Services, a fixed base operator out of Millington, Tennessee.
Lux Air Jet Fixed Base Operator Facility 10,000 square feet
Prequalification are invited for Fixed Base Operator at Fort Morgan Municipal Airport.