If FBO expansions and service enhancements are any indication, the General Aviation sector seems to be quietly going about its business despite the flap over corporate jets. Following are just two that are in the news this week.
- Orion Jet Center in Opa-Locka, Florida is currently restoring a WWII former military hangar, and will soon break ground on a new state-of-the-art terminal and hangar facility, both scheduled to be completed by the end of 2010.
- Cessna’s fifth Citation mobile service unit (MSU) based at Sheltair Aviation at Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale International Airport starts service this week,
Also, with events such as the Super Bowl in Miami and regional air shows scheduled this spring, general aviation aircraft are taking to the air again in larger numbers. This should provide a boost to the general aviation sector and to the economy in general. Hats off to Americans who get out and do, rather than sit on their hands and cry about the state of the economy.