Florida Aviation Business Association
Serving the General Aviation and Business Aviation Community Since 1946

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2012) – Wayne Catlett, terminal operations manager for the Lee County Port Authority (LCPA), was honored with the 2012 Distinguished Aviation Service Award by the Florida Department of Transportation during the Florida Airports Council Annual Conference in Naples, Fla.

Atlanta, GA – August 20, 2012 - The Paradies Shops and Florida-based Comfort Zone Spa have joined forces to deliver added comfort and conveniences to passengers traveling to and through Palm Beach International Airport.

Twelve aviation associations have written a joint letter to Secretary Janet Napolitano urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to meet its commitment and complete the rulemaking on repair station security by the fourth quarter.

The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners seeks a highly qualified and innovative individual to fill the Airport Manager position at St. Lucie County International Airport. The St. Lucie County International Airport is a general aviation facility on 3,800 acres with three runways, FAA control tower, US Customs facility, 145,000 annual operations, $1.6 million in annual fuel sales and contains a Foreign Trade Zone.

Sealed Qualification packages from qualified firms or individuals to perform PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR AIRPORT AERONAUTICAL OBSTRUCTION SURVEY AND LINE-OF-SITE (LOS) STUDY as listed in Request for Qualifications # 12-043. Qualifications packages will be received at the Purchasing Division, St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, 2300 Virginia Avenue, Ft. Pierce, Florida 34982, until 4:00 p.m. Local Time, on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at which time this RFQ will be publicly declared closed.

Sealed Qualification packages from qualified firms or individuals to perform STRATEGIC BUSINESS AND MARKETING PLAN UPDATE FOR THE ST. LUCIE COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT as listed in Request for Qualifications # 12-047.

PUNTA GORDA, FL—Members of the Charlotte County Airport Authority presented Congressman Tom Rooney with a Certificate of Appreciation on Wednesday, August 8th.

Many of you have gotten to know Costas Sivyllis over the last three years. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and was the recipient of the FABA scholarship beginning his sophomore year.  He is an extraordinary young man and we wish him well as he begins his airline career.


The Lee County Port Authority (“Authority”) invites the submission of Bids from all interested and qualified parties for the Sale of Surplus Property at 606 Danley Drive, Fort Myers, Florida.

When Emerald Coast Aviation became Crestview Bob Sikes Airport’s fixed-base operator, providing general aviation fuel, maintenance and hangar services, firm president Jonathan Dunn promptly started dreaming of erecting a bigger, better and better-equipped passenger terminal. 

Draft Advisory Circular Establishing Uniform Standards for the Siting and Designation of Parachute Landing Areas (PLA). 

We met a lot of people as they stopped by the Tormach Booth to chat with us at EAA AirVenture last week — not only Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts, but Machinists, Fabricators, Educators, and many more people simply interested in technology.
There is a story about a retiring CEO who was unsure of whom his replacement would be. He called a meeting of his top aides and said he was going to give the position to the executive who could get the greatest results from a seed he would give them that day, but measure the outcomes in six months.
Newark Liberty International Airport has a new employee "Libby". Libby is the airport virtual avatar, created by Airus Media, Inc.
What was once used only in extraordinary circumstances or by top global companies has today become a business necessity.

Scan the code with your QR scanner on your Smartphone and FABA is a tap away. An easy way to look for news and member information on our new site.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 26, 2012) — The Lee County Port Authority was given the Outstanding Environmental Project Award for the Page Field General Aviation Terminal Complex at the 2012 Florida Planning & Zoning Association Awards during the FPZA 60th Annual State Conference in Orlando. The FPZA annual awards have become a standard for land development and public/private planning statewide with the intention of identifying and promoting best practices.

In this time of economic stress and industry unrest continuing education is the best way to keep yourself marketable. Everyone knows that the real education begins after you receive your certification, by taking advantage of the opportunities of the AWAM Scholarship Program you are ensuring yourself of increasing your knowledge and expanding your horizons.

Alexandria, VA, July 24, 2012 – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Thomas L. Hendricks as the association’s new president. He succeeds James K. Coyne, who has served as NATA’s president since 1994. Hendricks will start his duties on September 1, 2012.

Naples Municipal Airport was awarded the General Aviation Airport of the Year award at the Florida Airports Council’s 43rd Annual Conference and Exposition, July 24, 2012.

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