FBO Chain Launches, Buys Illinois Facility

Stellar Aviation Group, a new FBO network started by three former Galaxy Aviation executives, has acquired the Horizon Aviation FBO at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Illinois, the company has announced. This marks the third location in the Stellar Aviation FBO chain, which also includes facilities at Florida’s Palm Beach County Park Airport and New Castle County Airport in Wilmington, Delaware.

The former Horizon FBO complex includes a private air terminal, three corporate aircraft hangars, six private aircraft hangars, and several T-hangars, and spans more than 60,000 square feet. A new FBO terminal will also be constructed and several hangars refurbished in a project that the company expects to complete by the end of next year, a Stellar Aviation spokesman said.

According to Stellar Aviation Group president Jonathan Miller, “This new location is the strategic cornerstone for our growing FBO network as we look to expand further throughout the Midwest.” He noted that Horizon’s employees are being retained.