Lyon-Bron Airport

May 21, 2013 - 5:15am
Cessna Citation Mustang

Lyon Bron Airport in southeast France (Booth 664), some 70 miles southwest of Geneva, enjoyed 7.5-percent growth in business aviation traffic during the first three months of this year. This came on the heels of 7.5-percent growth for the whole of last year–to 6,359 aircraft movements–ranking Lyon Bron the third busiest French airport for business aviation. The growing roster of new operators at the field and planned construction are giving the local officials cause for continued optimism.

February 2, 2013 - 12:40am
Lyon Bron airport hosted an educational event last fall to show local company executives the value of business aviation.

While many European airports saw traffic decline last year, Lyon Bron airport bucked the trend, experiencing 7.7-percent growth (to 5,818 aircraft movements) in business aviation traffic over the first 11 months of 2012, according to local statistics. Numbers at the Europe-wide level indicate a 4.69-percent drop in business aviation traffic over the same period.

November 6, 2012 - 2:50pm

Lyon Bron airport in central France is bucking the trend with an 8.3-percent year-over-year growth in business aviation traffic over the first nine months to 4,767 aircraft movements, according to local statistics. Europe-wide data indicates a 4-percent drop in business aviation traffic over the same period.

May 15, 2012 - 1:00pm

Lyon Bron Airport, which serves France’s second most populous urban area, is planning to expand its business aviation terminal and build new hangars as well as extend its runways. The runway extension, which will increase the length to 6,030 feet from 4,980 feet, is scheduled to be completed in March next year. By 2014, two new hangars are to be built–one for aircraft storage and the other for maintenance. Afterward, Lyon Bron will expand its business aviation terminal to include new conference rooms and an improved crew area.

May 13, 2012 - 4:30am

In an effort to penetrate the UK and U.S. markets, France’s Lyon-Bron Airport has grooved its 5,971-foot runway so that international operators can disregard the 15-percent increase for landing on wet runways. Having recently joined NBAA, Lyon-Bron (LYN) is the first French business aviation airport to adopt the Federal Aviation Administration standards, since French civil aviation standards do not include grooving.

May 26, 2010 - 6:02am

Lyon Bron Airport in France held a grand opening for a new 32,000-sq-ft hangar on April 2. The $4.7 million facility includes 2,800 sq ft of office space. Green features of the hangar include 15,000 sq ft of solar cells on the roof, capable of producing 90 megawatt-hours of electricity per year. Another part of the roof is covered with vegetation that will retain rainwater.

April 3, 2009 - 10:05am

Lyon Bron Airport, the business aviation field in France’s second largest city, is still betting on mid-term growth and is preparing to break ground on three major construction projects this year, including a restaurant, a 10,000-sq-ft hangar and a new facility for EMS helicopters. All building projects are funded by third-party investors, which apparently are sticking to their plans despite the severe global downturn.

September 11, 2006 - 10:15am

France’s Lyon Bron airport last month opened its refurbished 2,100-sq-ft business aviation terminal. The crew room and passenger area were refurbished as part of the $225,000 project. In addition, the terminal now features recently launched FBO services.

September 11, 2006 - 5:20am

France’s Lyon Bron airport last month opened its refurbished 2,100-sq-ft business aviation terminal. The crew room and passenger area were refurbished as part of the $225,000 project. In addition, the terminal now features recently launched FBO services.

 
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