“Time is our most precious commodity, and there are conveniences that wealth brings to essentially get you more time. —retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, explaining why he commutes via private jet from his Seattle home to watch games of the Los Angeles Clippers, the basketball team he bought last year for $2 billion. ”
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.