fixed-base operator

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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.
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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.
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.
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.