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McKinney National Airport breaks ground on new US$16m FBO terminal

The city of McKinney has broken ground on the future home of the US$16m McKinney Air Center, a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator (FBO) terminal at the McKinney National Airport. The terminal will span 17,000ft2, in addition to a 40,000ft2 transient hangar. Read more on this story here.

23rd April 2018



Donegal ranked as world’s most stunning runway in 2018 Scenic Airport Poll

Private jet booking platform, PrivateFly, has revealed the results of its Scenic Airport Poll 2018, with Ireland’s Donegal Airport being ranked as the world’s most beautiful landing spot. The annual survey, which was conducted in February 2018, asked 8,500 travellers to name their top landing location. Other airports listed in the top ten include Barra in Scotland, Nice in France and Queenstown in New Zealand.

12th April 2018



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Falcon Aviation gains IS-BAH accreditation for Dubai South FBO

Falcon Aviation has celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Dubai South FBO with IS-BAH accreditation. The FBO, located in the VIP Terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport, was awarded the certification following a third-party audit by the International Business Aircraft Council.

The endorsement is a nod to Falcon Aviation adhering to a voluntary code of best safety practice for FBOs. The news follows the appointment of new FBO manager Ahmad Badreddine, who joined the operation in July.

Raman Oberoi, chief operating officer at Falcon Aviation, commented, “We are delighted with this recognition as it has been a priority for us this year as we build up our activity in Dubai to mirror our Abu Dhabi Al Bateen Executive Airport performance. This means we can move into the New Year with a ringing industry endorsement of in-house handling excellence.”

Commenting on the certification, Terry Yeomans, program director for IS-BAH, added, “We are very pleased that the industry standards have been successfully implemented through to Stage I registration at the Falcon Aviation station at DWC and trust that the team will continue their commitment to ground-handling safety as a core value in their service provision to the business aviation community.”

December 13, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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