Jet Aviation has acquired full ownership of the San Juan FBO at Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico. The company has been operating the San Juan FBO under a management agreement with the previous owner, Pazos, since March 2017, when the FBO was rebranded as Jet Aviation.
David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation Regional Operations USA commented: “Bringing the San Juan FBO completely under Jet Aviation management reinforces our commitment to our customers, our employees and the region. Our goal is to deliver business aviation services as close to demand as possible, while ensuring consistency across our growing global network.”
Jet Aviation operates ten FBOs in the US and Caribbean and Mr Paddock noted: “San Juan is a high-performing FBO with excellent long-term growth prospects and we are delighted to fully bring it into our fold.”
He said a new, larger hangar will open in the first quarter of 2019 to replace the one destroyed by the Hurricane Maria in 2017. The hangar 20,000 sq ft (1,858m²) of hangar space and 2,500 sq ft (232m²) of office space – will offer customers parking facilities, refueling, third-party aircraft maintenance, meeting space, an executive passenger lounge, flight-planning workstations, and a pilots’ suite. The San Juan FBO also includes a full-service, onsite US Customs and Border Protection terminal to facilitate customs, immigration and agriculture processing of international flights.
Hector Vasquez will continue in his role as FBO director and serve as general manager at San Juan. He has worked in FBO services for 34 years and was at Jet Aviation Teterboro for 26 years before moving to San Juan in 2018.