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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TAC Air, a division of Arnold Companies, is a fixed-base operator (FBO) with 14 locations across the country.
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry News) Thu, Feb 27, 2014 - A three-year dispute between Tennessee's Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport and its fixed-base operator, TAC Air, is coming to a close now that the airport is set to buy out the FBO.
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.
27 August 2013 a[euro]" UK flight support and aftermarket services provider BBA Aviation Plc (LON:BBA) said today it had signed an all-cash deal to buy US fixed-base operator (FBO) Maguire Aviation Group LLC for USD69m (EUR52m) on a cash and debt free basis.
The fixed-base operator building will be demolished and replaced with a larger, more environmentally-friendly facility, to comply with FAA regulations and maximise available space.
A second fixed-base operator is coming to Worcester Regional Airport, increasing investing and activity there and putting a whirr in the local economic engine.
Christian Sasfai has been named vice president and chief operating officer and Daniel Walsh director of fixed-base operator services for TAC Air, also a division of the Truman Arnold Cos.
The Puerto Rico Ports Authority also announced that as part of its infrastructure improvements during 2003, the agency would establish a fixed-base operator (FBO), or specialized service center, at Mayaguez' Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport.
A fixed-base operator (FBO) is an organization granted the right by an airport to operate at the airport and provide aeronautical services such as fueling, hangaring, tie-down and parking, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance, flight instruction, and similar services.
Now, it operates more than 80 business jets, landed at nearly 740 airports in 170 countries, and its fixed-base operator (FBO) networks covering the entire Asia Pacific region.