Gainesville Regional Airport welcomes new GA tenant

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Florida’s Gainesville Regional Airport has welcomed¬† Consortia Aerospace Group (formerly Chippewa Aerospace Group) as a new general aviation (GA) tenant.

Headquartered in Conway, SC, the engineering service firm established its base at Gainesville on 16 November in the former Silver Airways/ Eclipse Aviation building, occupying a modern, 61,000 sq.ft. maintenance hangar and adjacent 8,300 sq.ft. hangar, which formerly belonged to Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS).

Since the departure of Silver Airways in 2015, Gainesville Airport officials has been actively searching for a comprehensive tenant for the facilities. Airport CEO, Allan Penksa, remarked, “As a leading engineering service firms in the aerospace industry, Consortia Aerospace Group is making an investment in our area that will not only bring jobs, but new opportunities in the vibrant aviation and aerospace research and development industry to our region.” This, he added, will be a “great economic benefit to both the surrounding community and to the airport.”

Meanwhile, Julie Myers, Consortia Aerospace CEO added: “The location and the assets in this community are an ideal location for us to continue to provide our services to a wide variety of domestic and foreign aerospace companies, commercial and business aviation companies and private aircraft owners.”

Blue Grass Airport welcomes Miami link in time for the winter holiday season

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Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky has welcomed a new non-stop Saturday seasonal service to Miami International Airport. Flights will be operated by American Airlines and will begin on 7 November and will run weekly until 3 April 2021.

The flights to Miami will not only provide access to all the city has to offer from its historic Art Deco architecture, beaches and nightlife to dining and shopping , but it’s also easy to hop on a connecting flight from the Florida hub to the Caribbean and Latin America. Connecting services to Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Aruba and the Dominican Republic are all options from Miami.