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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Sky Trek Aviation is the sole fixed-base operator at California's Modesto City-County-Harry Sham Field.
28 May 2019 - Louisiana, US-based FBO Baton Rouge Jet Center (BTR Jet) has agreed to acquire Louisiana-based FBO Executive Aviation to expand its first-class, fixed-base operator facilities at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport, the company said.
Jet Aviation has announced it has acquired a stake in Scottsdale Jet Center for a new, Jet Aviation-branded fixed-base operator (FBO) and tenant hangar, the company said.
New Jersey, US-based business aviation services company Jet Aviation has acquired full ownership of the fixed-base operator (FBO) at Luis MuA[+ or -]oz Marin International Airport in San Juan Puerto Rico, a provider of premium business aviation services at a convenient US point of entry for international flights, the company said.
OAG further laid down the scope of investment options available in the site under various categories including aviation training centre, anchor (flagship) iconic brand retailer, three- to four-star hotel, fixed wings and rotatory fixed-base operator (FBO), F and B and retail, flower and perishable centre, smart furnished offices, public transport, courier and postal services, and emergency and general hospital.
Cerulean Aviation was created in 2017 by the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District as a fixed-base operator for GSP airport.
government and its allies, while also offering scheduled and on-demand freight and fixed-base operator services to businesses and individual operators," said Rick Nagel, managing partner of Acorn Growth Cos.
"In the four-years since we opened our (fixed-base operator) here at Chicago Executive, the number of corporate flight departments and aircraft that are based with us has grown to a point where we need a dedicated office/hangar facility for their use that is separate from our transient customers," David Annin, general manager of the facility, said in a news release.
Business: Duluth International Airport's sole fixed-base operator Address: 4535 Airport Approach Road, Duluth Founded: 2005 Leadership: Mike Magni, president; Don Monaco, owner Employees: 28 Website: monacoairduluth.com   Duluth owes its very existence to geographic serendipity.
In addition to upgrading facilities, the fixed-base operator with Arkansas roots will donate more than 40 acres as part of a long-term operational agreement with the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission.
Flights, to take 30-45 minutes each way, will originate from the fixed-base operator portion of the Key West airport where charters and private aircraft are maintained.