Employee Development: It’s Easier Than You Think

There remains no clear, industry-recognized path to the FBO general manager’s seat. Coupled with record low unemployment in the US, a failure to develop front-line employees has turned a brewing generational storm into a monster; one that has impacted FBOs across the country in the form of a shortage of qualified managers. Yet, employee development […]

By | November 7, 2018 | news | No Comments

Hangar Development: A Series

With a roaring economy, slightly rising-but-still-low interest rates, and continued growth in business aviation, a number of FBOs are in some stage of considering a hangar development project today. Perhaps existing hangars have been full for years, and the time just seems right to build another. Whatever the driver, the planning, design, and construction of […]

By | September 1, 2018 | news | No Comments

The State of the FBO Industry, 2018

FBOs are facing a leadership gap of epic proportions, and it’s about to get much worse. Contextualized, the leadership gap in the FBO industry is the lack of qualified applicants for the General Manager (GM) role across the country, as well as those for second tier supporting roles such as assistant general managers, station managers, […]

By | September 1, 2018 | news | No Comments

THE FBO LEADERSHIP GAP

FBO Partners’ President Douglas Wilson spoke to industry leaders at the NATA Aviation Business Conference in June regarding the growing “FBO Leadership Gap,” the growing need for qualified FBO General Manager candidates. As 2020 approaches, an estimated 25% of FBO leadership positions may go unfulfilled- unless the industry takes action. Recruitment, Training and Mentorship may be a […]

By | June 13, 2018 | news | No Comments

Accident Prone: The case for Pre-Employment testing of Safety Sensitive Employees

What if a clumsy individual- or an accident prone one- was applying for a job at your FBO? How would you possibly know that the well-dressed, articulate candidate sitting right in front of you is accident prone? As “clumsy” is not often a skill listed on a resume, the answer is most employers have no […]

By | April 16, 2018 | news | No Comments

The Ultimate VIP Experience: The Private Suite

Think your FBO offers a high-end travel experience? In FBO Partners’ latest article, President & Senior Partner Douglas Wilson had the opportunity to enjoy a truly unique, high-end travel experience outside the world of FBOs. Brainchild of international security expert and author Gavin de Becker, The Private Suite is an ultra-private, ultra-high end remote terminal offering […]

By | February 26, 2018 | news | No Comments

FBO Industry Consolidation and Pricing Practices

The FAA recently released guidance regarding FBO fee structures at Federally-obligated airports. Of note is the FAA acknowledgement that airports themselves impact FBO pricing, through many terms found in FBO leases: Capital investment of the FBO in physical facilities, Federal and local policy requirements, insurance requirements, and increases in rents and other fees paid by […]

By | December 20, 2017 | news | No Comments

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