“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
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.