The City of Maryville, Missouri, has issued a formal request for a new FBO operator at Northwest Missouri Regional Airport. The facility recently reopened following months of work to replace much of the airfield’s 4,600ft concrete runway. Around US$3.4m of improvements were made, including new runway and taxiway lights, a new wind cone, wiring and fixtures. But the airport still needs an FBO operator.
The deadline for responses is Friday, March 3, at 5pm, with full details here. Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope, marked “Sealed proposal — Fixed Base Operator for NW MO Regional Airport, Open 3/3/17, Attn: Sheila Smail, City Clerk.” Currently, any tasks that the FBO would undertake, such as the refueling of aircraft, are being handled by three part-time workers.
Facilities for an operator are in place. Kevin Rankin served as both airport manager and FBO since 2003, but following the elimination of the manager’s position last October, due to financial constraints, decided to move his separate FBO business to his family’s private airstrip. Applications for a new FBO will be reviewed by the airport board before a contract is approved and executed by the city council.