Jet Aviation, Asia Pacific and Middle East
Jet Aviation has completed its US$250-million acquisition of Hawker Pacific, a leading provider of aircraft sales, MRO, and fleet and FBO services across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. As a result, Jet Aviation adds 19 locations to its global network, including seven FBOs, 14 MRO facilities and more than 400,000sqft of hangar space. In excess of 800 employees will also become part of Jet Aviation.
Geneva Airpark, Switzerland
Geneva Airpark has continued to soar, recording a 20% increase in daily annual turnover in 2017. Compared to 2016, figures show a growth in the number of aircraft accommodated (+13%), the number of daily reservations (+12%) and the quantity of new customers acquired (+30%).
Roskilde Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark
Roskilde Airport reduced charges for all airport users by 7.2% from 1 April, placing it among the cheapest airports for business jets in Denmark.
Solent Airport, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, UK
Following the opening of five new general aviation hangars in December last year, Fareham Borough Council has completed six business aircraft hangars at the former Daedalus Airfield site.
London Oxford Airport, UK
London Oxford Airport, ranked as the fifth busiest UK business airport and among the top 20 in Europe, is one of a handful of British business airports that have seen consistent growth since the financial crash of 2007.
According to Eurocontrol figures, London Stansted (with its five FBOs) leads the ‘most recovered’ list, with a 35% 10-year growth. London Oxford is a close second, with an overall 32% growth. London Luton Airport retains its crown as the number one airport for business aviation movements in the UK.
Weston Aviation, Humberside International Airport, North Lincolnshire, UK
Weston Aviation, the UK and Ireland-based business aviation and FBO specialist, has announced continuous year-on-year growth of ad hoc aircraft activity at Humberside International Airport.
From opening at the airport in 2011, where there was previously no formal FBO facility, Weston Aviation has increased the airfield’s business aviation and cargo movements by 212%.
Hadid, Jinnah International Airport, Pakistan
Having recently announced that it would enter FBO management at Riviera Airport, Italy, Hadid has expanded its network. It will manage and operate the FBO at Pakistan’s Jinnah International Airport. It’s undergoing significant renovation, after which Hadid will begin operations.
CYHU H-18 Services, Montreal Saint-Hubert, Canada
Montreal Saint-Hubert Airport’s CYHU H-18 Services FBO is relocating after selling its hangar space. It aims to break ground on a new 46,000sqft FBO complex, known as Aeroparc H-19, on private land close to the airport.
Million Air, Westchester County Airport, New York
Million Air has opened a state-of-the-art hangar in its corporate aviation complex at Westchester County Airport, New York. The 52,000sqft building is part of Million Air’s $80-million expansion and upgrade at the airport.
The two-storey hangar features 28ft high doors, capable of accommodating a Gulfstream G650. Its floors are heated with a high-tech radiant system that enables temperatures to be maintained for aircraft and personnel.
Million Air’s complex now has 84,000sqft of hangar floor and 7.25 acres of ramp space.
Phillips 66 Aviation
Phillips 66 Aviation has added five FBOs to its large US network: Anderson Municipal Airport, serving Anderson, Indiana; Carlisle Municipal Airport, serving Carlisle, Arkansas, Exec Air Montana, serving Helena, Montana; Newport Regional Airport, serving Newport, Arkansas; and Torrington Municipal Airport, serving Torrington, Wyoming.
Livingston Executive Airport, Louisiana
Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, has been selected to design and develop the new Livingston Executive Airport in Livingston, Louisiana.
Under the five-year contract, Michael Baker will provide aviation engineering services for the new general aviation airport, which will include a 5,000ft runway, flight service station, hangars and fuel facilities.