Although local residents continue to object, officials at John Wayne-Orange County Airport in Southern California have recommended a project to add a third FBO to the facility as well as upgrade its decades-old GA infrastructure. County officials heard local feedback on May 7 and agreed to return in two weeks to vote on a final set of proposals to update KSNAs GA infrastructure.
FBO fuel sales showed mostly positive growth over the last year, according to the Aviation Business Strategies Group's (ABSG) Annual FBO Fuel Sales Survey results. 75 percent of the more than 450 FBOs that responded to the survey said their 2018 fuel sales had either increased or remained the same compared to the previous year.
This week, AVwebs news roundup found stories about an FBO taking reservations for the Super Bowl, a new aviation search engine, a conservation organization looking for volunteers and a push by the U.K.s Airfield Working Group to protect the countrys airfields.
Six aviation associations released a document detailing a series of communications best practices for FBOs on Wednesday. Know Before You Go calls on FBOs to provide clear, complete and easily accessible online descriptions of available services, along with all associated prices and fees.
The other evening I headed into the pilots lounge at the virtual airport as the sun was approaching the horizon. I wanted to sit in one of the, um, experienced, OK, beat up, recliners, look out the windows at the runway and experience the quiet magic as dusk settled in.
My wife and I drew up a list of things that were important to us for a place to live. High on the list was a short drive to a general aviation airport that was alive and well. The increasing lack of aircraft rental and maintenance services on little airports proved to make the search for the right place to live more difficult than we had expected.
The small universe of general aviation advocacy groups usually forms a united front, working together to promote common interests, but this week that changed. On Thursday, Women in Aviation International withdrew its support of AOPAs protests regarding FBO fees, leaving AOPA now the only major GA group still pushing the initiative.