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BBA buy Landmark in $2.07B deal
9/23/2015 1:37:50 PM
BBA Aviation Plc have agreed to buy Carlyle Group LP’s Landmark Aviation for $2.07 billion.

BBAs Signature Flight Support division provides airport services such as refueling and ground handling to private, business and commercial jets. The Landmark Aviation purchase adds 68 locations, including 64 in North America and four in Europe & spending reductions from combining the companies will amount to $35 million a year, BBA said.


The deal is the “most exciting opportunity for BBA certainly under my tenure,” BBA Chief Executive Officer Simon Pryce, who has been in his post since mid-2007, said on a conference call with journalists. While the acquisition is “sizable,” it is “relatively low risk.”

Landmark operates at airports including White Plains, New York; Teterboro, New Jersey; Le Bourget near Paris; Luton, England; and Dulles near Washington.




Cityjet, Dublin, Ireland
9/12/2015 12:27:49 AM

As part of theit continuing growth & development, CityJet is now looking to recruit an experienced & confident Customer Contact Centre Manager, based at their HQ in Swords, County  Dublin, Ireland  The position is Full Time, Permanent. Full details at: .

FBO Riga
9/8/2015 4:47:05 PM

The Baltic States and Scandinavia recently gained a valuable asset to attract more business aviation traffic with opening of FBO RIGA Business Aviation Center at Riga International (RIX).


“Latvia has a huge potential for the development of business aviation due to the country’s geographical location,”  FBO RIGA Co-Owner Leonid Gorodnitski. “For example, one can easily reach Stockholm, Berlin, Moscow and other European and CIS business centers just within one hour and a half of flight from Riga.”

According to Co-Owner Roman Starkov, the opening of the Center will increase the company’s handling capacity by 35% at the airport, adding that FBO RIGA already handled a 60% of all busines aviation flights passing through RIX. “We are in negotiations with BizAv operators about aircraft basing & handling at Riga.”

The Center’s total surface is 130,000 sq ft, comprising of a 12.900 sq ft modern BizAv terminal, featuring seating areas, VIP meeting rooms, a bar and even an art gallery, in addition to a conference room,  dispatch & OCC. Another 90.416 sq ft are dedicated to a hangar, allowing accommodation for up to five BBJ, nine Gulfstream 550 or 20 Learjet 60 series.  A large apron and helipad are located adjacent to the terminal.

Part of Flight Consulting Group, FBO RIGA aims at becoming a complete one-stop-shop for aircraft, passengers and crew travelling through RIX, now offering a full range of ground handling services, but plans are already underway to include MRO services as well. Total investment of the company amounted close to $14 million.

Photos: Courtesy FBO Riga

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