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How To Pick The Right FBO Airport For Your Business

3 January 2023   Monmouth Jet Center

Are you a private or charter plane company owner searching for the best Fixed Base Operator (FBO) airport for your business? Choosing the right FBO airport is essential because all of your clients will come and go through this airport, and you need the amenities to be top notch. Here are a few things you should look for when choosing a FBO airport for your business

High-Quality Customer Service

Great customer service is important in every industry, and you should choose a FBO airport that makes high-quality customer service its number one priority. Everyone will be positively affected by great customer service: the pilots, the ground crew, your clients, and yourself. You should feel like the staff at your FBO airport go above and beyond to give you an exceptional experience, every time. 

Location & Runway Class

Location is key, and we recommend choosing an FBO airport that gives you easy access to several major cities, and any major highways or public transportation centers. Your clients will appreciate the convenience and they’ll enjoy the flexibility of being able to visit numerous destinations when using a single airport. 

You’ll also want a FBO that has runways designated for non-commercial jets, because as a private or charter jet operator, your flights will be private and non-commercial. 

Aircraft Services 

Aircraft services is a term that encompasses everything from cleaning the interior of your aircraft to any repairs your aircraft needs. You’ll want a FBO airport that has on-the-ground maintenance crews who can service your aircraft like re-fueling, and performing regular maintenance. Having an on-site maintenance crew who handle all of your aircraft servicing is a must, and it will help keep your aircraft in top condition. 

Passenger Amenities

Your clients are the core of your business, so choosing an FBO airport that offers extensive passenger amenities just makes sense. Many upscale FBO airports offer a range of amenities, including free WiFi, a passenger lounge, cold and hot drinks, meals and snacks, and even showers for people who have traveled a long way. Whether your clients are waiting for their next flight or deplaning at your airport, their comfort should be your top priority. 

As you can see, there are several important elements to consider when choosing an FBO airport for your business. We highly recommend an airport that is conveniently located near your clients’ frequent destinations, an airport that has around-the-clock aircraft servicing from a team of experts, and an airport that has first-rate passenger amenities and customer service. 

For more information about using Monmouth Jet Center as your FBO airport, or if you have any questions, please contact our team today. We look forward to hosting you. https://monmouthjetcenter.com/

The Benefits of Using a Fixed Base Operator

3 May 2022   Learn to Fly

Fixed-base operators (FBOs) are enterprises with rights to operate at an airport and provide a range of aviation services. FBOs offer several benefits to passengers, pilots, and airport authorities. It is FBOs that facilitate the chartering of private flights, and all the services that make these possible. Here is what you need to know about FBOs and why you should consider making use of one for your future travels. 

What Is a Fixed-Base Operator?

The term FBO is applied to a commercial enterprise that has been granted the right to operate at a particular airport and provide a variety of air-travel-related services. These services could include the provision of hangar space, fuel, parking, flight crew and passenger lounges, office space, and more. An FBO essentially acts as a private airline terminal. You will find FBOs at both large, public-use airports and smaller, private or executive airports. The term FBO dates back to the early days of aviation, when the industry was unregulated and its operators mostly ran informal and mobile businesses. After the 1920s, as regulations were enforced in the aviation industry, operators had to adapt and set up more permanent bases. These new, formalized aviation businesses were called FBOs to indicate that they no longer worked from temporary, mobile bases of operation.

Benefits of Airport FBOs to Passengers

Essentially, FBOs offer a premium air travel experience, as opposed to the more “mass market” offerings of commercial airlines and their support contractors. The main benefits that make up this premium experience are as follows.

More Private and Laid-Back Experience

With an FBO, you, as a passenger, will enjoy personalized service and fewer of the restrictions and inconveniences that usually come with commercial air travel. There are no queues and crowds to worry about, boarding procedures are far more relaxed, and, on the whole, the experience is stress-free and luxurious. Some FBOs even permit passengers to drive right up to the plane and board it without having to wait in an airport terminal.

Great Customer Service

FBOs deal with fewer passengers per flight, and are thus able to offer them their full attention. All questions are answered personally, and you may even have the opportunity for a meet-and-greet with the flight’s captains before take-off.

Exceptional Amenities

FBOs provide top-level amenities for their clients’ comfort – both onboard and on the ground. Standard conveniences include comfortable, private passenger lounges, as well as the provision of refreshments, and even rest facilities.

Fast Boarding and Check-In Process

FBO clients can skip all the usual security and check-in procedures. You can often simply step onto the plane after showing your ID to a pilot or flight crew member. You do not have to deal with any of the waiting that has become so closely associated with commercial flying.

Experienced Flight Crews

FBOs hire only the best and most experienced flight crews. As the flights are much smaller than those run by large-scale commercial operators, flight attendants are able to offer personalized service, attending to each passenger’s needs and providing you with the best flight experience possible.

Monmouth Jet Center is a fixed-base operator dedicated to providing a gateway to the Jersey Shore, as well as the greater New Jersey and New York area. We provide charter services and aircraft hangar space, in addition to all the other services and facilities you would expect from a high-end FBO. For all the benefits of a world-class, fixed-base operator, charter your next flight with Monmouth Jet Center.