AvFuel Corporation (Booth No. 1115) now offers its customers three convenient ways to purchase fuel at sales outlets: with a fuel card at the point of purchase, by arrangement over the phone before the flight or, as a new alternative, via the Internet at www.avfuel.com. The service is limited to North America for the time being.
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New developments at FBOs including regulations and noise issues; legal disputes; openings, acquisitions and mergers.
Universal Weather & Aviation, which provides a variety of preflight and in-flight services, has also set up FBO facilities at 15 locations in Europe over the last few years.
TAG Farnborough Engineering (Booth No. 1156) plans to expand its existing two-hangar set-up with additional workshops and is aiming to move into aircraft completions within the next two years, according to engineering director Les Batty.
TAG Aviation has inaugurated a business aviation terminal that is arguably the finest in Europe. The new building at the London-area Farnborough Airport was officially opened yesterday by Britain’s Prince Andrew in a ceremony attended by many top industry executives en route to the EBACE show here in Geneva.
Macquarie Infrastructure, a New York subsidiary of Australia-based Macquarie Bank, late last month entered into an agreement to purchase Trajen Holding, including its network of FBOs, for nearly $339 million. Trajen operates 21 facilities and is in the process of acquiring two more that are expected to be a part of the Macquarie purchase.
The FAA last week revoked the Part 135 certificate of American Air Network (AAN) of Chesterfield, Mo., saying the company permitted flights for hire to be conducted on its air carrier certificate but allowed individuals who did not hold such a certificate to have operational control of those flights.
ExecuJet Europe next month is opening what it describes as the first dedicated executive aircraft FBO at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport. The new operation will expand the existing Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services maintenance facility, in which ExecuJet is a 20-percent shareholder. The round-the-clock FBO will phase in services over the next six months.
No sooner had Landmark Aviation celebrated its refurbished Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) FBO and maintenance facility last Thursday, than it turned its eyes toward nearby Van Nuys Airport, where Landmark is seeking suitable property.
Long-time Van Nuys, Calif. FBO Petersen Aviation will be acquired by Maguire Aviation, a Los Angeles-based aircraft management company, under a purchase agreement revealed to Petersen employees last Friday. Maguire v-p George Witchell said that the transaction awaits the approval of Los Angeles World Airports, which owns and operates Van Nuys Airport (VNY).
Farnborough Airport sealed its standing as a primary European hub for business aviation in May when TAG Aviation opened its new terminal building. Glance across the main runway from the Farnborough International show site and you will see this gleaming glass-and-metal structure with a crowd of top-of-the-line executive jets parked in front.