When your private jet lands at a Fixed Base Operator facility, what FBO ground handling and support services can you expect? Generally, stops are made for refueling, which can take upwards of a few hours depending on the number of aircraft in queue. A growing number of FBOs will also provide maintenance services should your aircraft require repair work. Arrangements may also be made to store your aircraft for the duration of your visit if the FBO.
When traveling during inclement weather, a Fixed Base Operator might provide full de-icing services for the safety of all on board as well as to comply with current aviation regulations. For planes that require maintenance and even repair, a facility that provides superior FBO ground handling services and has access to an FAA Certified Part 145 Repair Station. Courtesy transportation, a pilot lounge that includes a sleep room and shower facilities, as well as a flight planning center to chart the remaining legs of the trip are provided for the convenience of the crew. For inbound flights that originated in other countries, US Customs services/TSA Screenings with extended hours is a boon.
Traveler Conveniences Key to Great FBO Ground Handling
Travelers may want to disembark and take maximum advantage of a layover. An FBO that provides the convenience of planeside vehicle access, the use of a VIP lounge in a clean, modern facility and other comforts will greatly increase the likelihood of return visits. In addition to providing complimentary coffee, reading material, and the option of on-site rental cars, access to taxis and even limousines, considerate FBO management will also offer concierge services that include arranging local tours, shopping, dining, and if requested, even a VIP helicopter to Manhattan for the day.
Based in Farmingdale, New York at Republic Airport, Republic Jet Center is an FBO that provides all the amenities mentioned above. In addition, the facility is an easy drive or helicopter ride from both Manhattan and the Hamptons. Partnered with the world renowned Signature® Flight Support Group, Republic Jet Center is committed to providing service excellence to travelers, pilots and crew alike. For more information please call 631-881-9520.