“[New billionaires in fast-growing countries] have to buy longer-range airplanes. If you’re flying from Mongolia to Nigeria, it’s either a three-day journey flying commercial or a nine-hour flight on your jet.”
Miami-Area FBO Opens
Fontainebleau Aviation has opened an FBO at south Florida’s Opa-locka Executive Airport. The facility incorporates five hangars with more than 100,000 square feet of space and can accommodate aircraft as large as a Boeing Business Jet. It also has 19,000 square feet of executive and maintenance offices, many with direct hangar access, and work is underway on a new main building that will be completed in 2012. The FBO offers contract fuel and fuel discounts for tenants; conference rooms with audio/visual and web conferencing capabilities; a pilots’ lounge; flight-planning facilities; 24/7 line service availability; concierge and catering services; and discounts at nearby Turnberry Hotel Group properties.