“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
Miami-Area FBO Opens
Fontainebleau Aviation has opened an FBO at south Florida’s Opa-locka Executive Airport. The facility incorporates five hangars with more than 100,000 square feet of space and can accommodate aircraft as large as a Boeing Business Jet. It also has 19,000 square feet of executive and maintenance offices, many with direct hangar access, and work is underway on a new main building that will be completed in 2012. The FBO offers contract fuel and fuel discounts for tenants; conference rooms with audio/visual and web conferencing capabilities; a pilots’ lounge; flight-planning facilities; 24/7 line service availability; concierge and catering services; and discounts at nearby Turnberry Hotel Group properties.