The Avitat Boca Raton introduces the "wow" to FBO leadership.
Avitat Boca Raton's well-equipped terminals are convenient for pilot and passenger use. South Florida residents this winters might want to consider a new permanent establishment with a touch of Hollywood flamboyance. Avitat Boca Raton is the new beaming celebrity at Boca Raton Airport (BCT), easily accessible between Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
This biennial system provides refueling, hangar room, easy servicing and first-class passenger and pilot support. Strangely enough, the owners of the beautifully landscaped complex are not an aeronautical group or old-school FBO operators. It is Muvico, a cinema company located in Ft. Lauderdale, which runs boutique-style cinemas on the east coast.
The Avitat Boca Raton prides itself on having been constructed by pilot for pilot, and with more than 69,000 sq.m. of air-conditioned cabin room, there is ample room for aircraft of all sizes. Some four years ago, Muvico began negotiations for the acquisition of the Boca Raton property next door to the theatre - not with the intent of diluting itself into airports, but just to reduce the huge pressures for Friday and Saturday evening parkings.
to set up a first-class FBO on the site. Boca Aviation, the only FBO present on the site, had long provided FBO service at Boca Raton International Airports and brought an action against the Department for infringement. During 2003, the Federal Aviation Administration took its definitive decisions and instructed the authorities to design their parcels to be competitive at the airports.
The Avitat Boca Raton has been released for launch. Photocopies of the winged victory of Samothrace overlook the entrance of Avitat Boca Raton. She travelled intensively throughout the U.S. as a region executive at Multi Service Corporation, a commercial airline debit cards firm, to connect with airline divisions and FBOs. Hughes has also served some of the world's largest sports tournaments, such as the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby and the Masters Golf Tournament, focusing on several areas that include enterprise customer automation and integrated enterprise customer automation.
The large Avitat Boca Raton complex is situated at the southern end of Boca Raton Airport's only airstrip. forcing Hughes to crawl away to hook up with prospective clients. As well as the FBO premises, the complex also has an air-conditioned hanging area of almost 69,000m². Though currently firmly in place, the hangers comprise a 28,000-square-foot shared warehouse hanger, two 29,000-square-foot rental warehouses integrating more than 3,000 sq ft of offices, and 18,000-square-foot extra hall floor capacity for minor service jobs led by Bill Moran, plant director.
Avitat Boca Raton divides about a third of its car park with the Muvico Palace 20 next to it on Friday and Saturday evenings. Both the FBO and the theatre are owned by Muvico. The Avitat Boca Raton also operates a propellant plant, which sells passengers as well as ExxonMobil passengers and kerosene.
On the 500-point car park opposite Avitat Boca Raton is the Muvico Palace 20 & The Premier Theatre, which offers cinema-goers and casual wandering pilots a nights they will never forget. Muvico Palace 20 & The Premier Theatre is the perfect place to spend the evening. Muvico Palace 20's grand front door, adjacent to Avitat Boca Raton, is as splendid as the FBO's ornate building.
Whilst the free tickets address many of FBO's clients based in Boca Raton, it is an even better astonishment to pilots who often have to spend long working days awaiting customers' arrival. FBO clients are varied and distinguish between owners and managers of apartments in the Boca Raton area and businesses operating in South Florida.
FBO has already organized the NBAA Aircraft & Jet Preview and the NBAA Airports Journal NBAA Aviation Review. Avitat Boca Raton ranked 10th in the 2006 Aviation International News FBO and 11th in the Professional Pilot PRASE. Muvico Palace 20 has a full featured refectory that many clients and drivers of local Avitat Boca Raton have found after receiving free passports from the FBO.
Wilma struck the area in October 2005, killing more than $12 million in damages. However, the local authorities quickly got together to rebuild their home. Following the cyclone seasons, Avitat Boca Raton's 30 employees look back on 2007.
It will be a bustling source of inspiration for the budding FBO as it includes planes arriving at the Super Bowl in Miami on February 4, the Allianz Championship PGA Golf Tournament from February 5 to 11 and the President's Day week-end, a massive win for South Florida travel. Avitat Boca Raton's position makes it a true hotspot for those who travel to locations throughout the area.
Hughes has the chance to meet again with some of her long standing aeronautical companions.