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McKinney National Airport breaks ground on new US$16m FBO terminal

The city of McKinney has broken ground on the future home of the US$16m McKinney Air Center, a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal at the McKinney National Airport. The terminal will span 17,000ft2, in addition to a 40,000ft2 transient hangar. Read more on this story here.

23rd April 2018



Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018



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Jet Aviation completes US$250m acquisition of Hawker Pacific

Jet Aviation has completed its US$250m acquisition of Hawker Pacific, a provider of civil MRO, fleet and FBO services and aircraft sales across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

As part of this acquisition, Jet Aviation will add 19 locations across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East to its global network, including seven FBOs, 14 MRO facilities and over 400,000ft² (37,161m²) of hangar space. More than 800 employees will also become a part of Jet Aviation.

Hawker Pacific operates in integrated civil and military aerospace sales and product support in the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East, working in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, China and the United Arab Emirates. It supports a wide range of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for corporate, charter, defense and special mission operators.

Rob Smith, president of Jet Aviation, said, “We are now in a position to further expand our current portfolio, enter new markets across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, and offer more options and value to our customers worldwide.

“Bringing together these two well-established brands reinforces our position as one of the world’s leading business aviation service providers.”

May 8, 2018

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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