TAC Air opens FBO at Buffalo Niagara Airport


TAC Air is opening its 16th FBO at Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga, New York State after buying the airport’s resident FBO Prior Aviation Service.

TAC, the aviation ground services division of TAC (The Arnold Companies plans to maintain the 120 workforce at the FBO which deliver services including fuel, hangar and aircraft handling. The FBO will also support the airport’s commercial airlines with into-plane fuel, charter handling, cargo services, de-icing and airline maintenance.

The facilty has over 126,000 square feet of hangar and office space across four structures housing private aircraft, charter services, US Customs and Border Patrol, flight departments and a flight training school.

Greg Arnold, TAC’s chairman and CEO said, “We are excited to add Buffalo as a new location to our FBO network and welcome its employees and customers to the TAC Air family. The family history and culture established for the past 60 years from Jack Prior to Reginald Newman and now to his son Clark Newman resembles the TAC Air focus to provide the best ground services, making an easy transition for general and business aviation aircraft based in and visiting the Buffalo area.”

Clark C. Newman, president of Prior Aviation Service said, “I am pleased that the dedicated and loyal employees of the Prior FBO will have the opportunity to work for another great family business in The Arnold Companies.

“Prior Aviation will continue on with charter, aircraft management and flight training under my direction, so you will still find a bit of history on the runway as TAC Air launches a new generation of aviation services at the Buffalo Airport.”

TAC Air – BUF will operate 24/7/365, providing award-winning ground services, Jet-A and Avgas from Avfuel Corporation, de-icing, heated hangars, charter customer services and processing, and cargo handling.

The FBO also features an inviting executive terminal and professional business setting with a pilots’ lounge, conference room, concierge services for local hotels or activities, and rental cars through preferred partner Hertz.

“With over 11,000 GA flights at Buffalo airport last year, we look forward to serving local and visiting customers at our newest TAC Air FBO location with the same great experience they find across our network,” stated Joe Gibney, TAC Air’s chief operating officer.

“In the coming months, we will unveil plans we have been working on with the airport authority to refurbish the existing FBO buildings and hangars to elevate the general aviation area of the airport, demonstrating the services provided exceed expectations and demand of those conducting business through Buffalo Niagara International Airport,” added Gibney.

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