Air Bound Aviation Opens in Former Mac Dan Digs
The former Mac Dan Aviation FBO at Essex County Airport in Caldwell, N.J., which closed on September 30, has reopened under the new name Air Bound Aviation. Andy Ferguson, a long-time Essex County aircraft broker, hangar lessor and salesman for Pilatus PC-12 dealer Pro Star Aviation, took over the lease that used to be held by Mac Dan Aviation and reopened the FBO on December 1. “I’m psyched” to be in the FBO business, Ferguson said, adding that this is the “perfect airport” for turboprops and light jets since it has easy access to New York City and less traffic and lower costs than Teterboro Airport. Ferguson paid the back rent due the county, signed a long-term lease for the Mac Dan property and hired former Mac Dan general manager Guyon Nelson to manage Air Bound Aviation. Fuel sales at the airport are up 7 percent over last year, he said, and as business improves, he plans to refurbish the FBO facilities and turn the hangar into a showroom for aircraft sales.