Tag Aviation president and CEO Jake Cartwright has projected another record year for U.S. operations in 2006. Since January 1, 25 fully managed aircraft have been added to the fleet, raising the total to 100 aircraft at more than 60 U.S. locations.
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Chairman and CEO Gregory Campbell predicts that JetDirect Aviation clients will be lured by a network set to burst from today’s 60 managed aircraft to a year-end target of 100, and new strategic locations, forming a “fully integrated national presence with local flavor.”
The Million Air press conference yesterday was filled with announcements of new locations and executives for the FBO and franchise service provider.
Most important to the company was news that a corporate-owned FBO is now operational at Paris Le Bourget Airport, marking the first entrance of Million Air onto the European stage.
U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation has created a co-branded affinity card for Van Nuys, Calif.-based The Air Group, designed to strengthen the charter operator’s brand identity and help identify its customers as members of its fuel program. Under the partnership, the Air Group can use Multi Service Aviation’s closed network of more than 7,000 merchants in 190 countries.
Atlantic Aviation is busy upgrading old facilities and acquiring new ones. The recently completed purchase of Trajen Holdings will more than double Atlantic FBO sites from 19 to 42. Nine FBOs are to be renamed Atlantic immediately. Other sites, from Binghamton (BGM) and Elmira (ELM), N.Y., to Casper (CPR), Wyo., will be integrated into the network over the next nine months.
Jet Aviation of Teterboro, N.J., has taken the opportunity at NBAA to introduce the Red Dress Privileged Travel card, a debit card for use with Jet Aviation’s charter services. A portion of sales through the program will benefit WomenHeart, the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.
Construction of Banyan Air Service’s new 25,000-sq-ft FBO terminal building at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is nearing completion and a November 10 opening is anticipated. A 20,000-sq-ft hangar is attached.
The tropical setting of the South Florida FBO includes plantation-style paddle fans, a 600-gallon saltwater aquarium, 30-foot palm trees and a waterfall cascading from the second story.
In a time when a marriage–business or otherwise–that lasts more than a few years is noteworthy, Cutter Aviation and ConocoPhillips have something to truly celebrate. Phoenix-based Cutter and ConocoPhillips have just signed a multi-year contract that extends their 68-year partnership in providing service to the general aviation community.
On September 1, Kelner Turbine of Neosho, Mo., changed its name to CD Aviation Services, while adding a new Canadian facility to be located in Calgary, Alberta. The re-branded CD Aviation Services is an approved station under FAA and EASA rules. The company provides maintenance and repair services for the Honeywell TPE331 and TFE731 series engines, and Honeywell/Sundstrand auxiliary power units.
Horizon Business Concepts this month introduced an online service that allows operators to register FBO service requests and obtain fuel confirmations on the Internet.
Called FlashTurn, the service uses Horizon’s TotalFBO accounting and aviation management software, and the company automatically enrolls all TotalFBO customers. Horizon invites all other FBOs to subscribe as well, however.