Talon Air, Inc has begun operations at its new FBO complex at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York on Long Island. The new complex expands the company’s existing services and establishes additional customer amenities, including conference rooms, lounges, a flight planning center, helicopter transfer service and the only FAA approved Part 145 Maintenance Service Center located at Republic Airport.
“Our mission has always been to provide our customers with the highest level of convenience and service,” said Adam Katz, founder of Talon Air. “Becoming an FBO is a goal we have worked toward for many years, because it will lower costs, create greater access to our charter, maintenance and management services as well as increase the number of air travelers coming to and from Republic Airport.”
As an FBO, Talon Air will now be considered an all-encompassing service center for corporate and general aviation at Republic Airport. The new complex will feature a 90,000-gallon fuel farm containing two 30,000-gallon Jet A fuel storage tanks and a 30,000-gallon AvGas storage tank. The refueling capabilities are anticipated to help lower costs for flights out of Republic Airport as Talon Air will now be able to implement its own fueling systems at the airport rather than relying on outside sources. By avoiding these added charges, Talon Air expects both Corporate and Charter flights to increase the flow of passengers to Republic Airport.
Talon Air worked closely and directly with the DOT and Suffolk County officials to conduct several independent studies to ensure that all of Talon Air’s operations are safe, efficient and will not have an adverse impact on commuter traffic.
“We have been working closely with the FAA and the DOT for more than two years to ensure that our state-of-the-art operations and expert staff are among the best in the country,” continued Katz. “We believe that being an FBO will be a win for everyone involved, especially customers.”
The company’s flagship facility, which also serves as Talon Air’s headquarters, currently features two 29,975ft² hangars, 35,436ft² of guest and office space, maintenance facilities and over three acres of ramp space. The completed additions to the complex will provide Talon Air with the enhanced capability to manage aircraft more competitively on behalf of aircraft owners, including sales, repairs, storageand fueling operations. The new improvements and the expansion of Talon Air’s facility was designed by renowned aviation industry experts.
October 20, 2015