Southern Sky Aviation – an aviation charter, maintenance, management and sales company – has expanded its suite of aviation businesses having acquired the sole FBO at Trent Lott International Airport (PQL) in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
The company’s unique background in charter services means Southern Sky Aviation has a comprehensive understanding of the needs of pilots, planes and passengers, which in turn will enable tit to offer a highly-personalised FBO experience focused on exceptional care and services.
“We are excited to launch our FBO services at Trent Lott International Airport,” said Bo Andrews, CEO of Southern Sky Aviation. “We look forward to working with the airport’s director, Carol Snapp, and the airport authority to establish best-in-class services and serve the customers of PQL.”
Donald Howell, President of Southern Sky Aviation, added: “Our strategy from the very beginning was to build a full-service aviation company that included FBO services. Darryl is a great leader and excellent operator that will help us grow our FBO division and deliver outstanding customer service. Trent Lott allows us to bring all of the services we offer to the Gulf Coast aviation community.”
Southern Sky’s acquisition of the FBO facility includes a 4,300 sq.ft. FBO terminal and more than 20,000 sq. ft. of hangar space. The airport is currently closed for a runway resurfacing project that will take the runway to a 275,000-pound dual-wheel gear surface. Southern Sky will use this time to make improvements to the existing terminal building and select hangars, including new branding and a fresh aesthetic for enhanced comfort and function. It will also install a 20,000 gallon Jet A fuel tank to better support the needs of customers.
To coincide with the completion of the runway upgrade, Southern Sky will unveil its updates with a grand re-opening ceremony in October. In the meantime it is prepared to welcome aircraft up to 50 feet that receive permission to land at the Pascagoula hub, during the airport’s temporary closure.
Darryl Brewer, President FBO Division, Southern Sky Aviation, noted, “We are a team that’s passionate about serving the aviation community and waited for the right opportunity to expand into the FBO business. We are honoured to be the official gateway to the Pascagoula region and are ready to serve the airport’s tenants and guests with the utmost consideration for exceptional care, and safe, quality services.”