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Top 10 FBOs in Europe - 2021

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in an increase in fuel costs and a decrease in the number of flights in 2020 and had a substantial negative influence on the worldwide market. Due to the global decline in the aviation business because of the pandemic, numerous FBOs have reduced their operational costs and laid off staff. In 2021 so far, the market participants are seeing a considerable increase in demand from FBO as trade activity ramped up in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Generally, airport authorities provide basic Fixed Based Operator (FBO) services such as provisioning fuel and parking. You will often need to choose which FBO is right for you unless you have been based at a rural airport, have your hangar, fuel aircraft out of your cache of fuel, and retain your flying adventures constrained to the immediate local area with all take-offs and landings made at your local airport. FBOs offer fueling services of aviation gasoline (AVGAS) across the world to the piston engine aircraft or Jet Fuel to the turbine-powered aircraft. The fueling services include both the sale of gasoline and the provision of hanging services for the plane.

On that note, a distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and other thought leaders from the industry, along with the editorial board of Aerospace and Defense Review, has shortlisted the companies who are looking to offer proper support and services with their expertise in FBOs to the widest market possible.

In this edition, we present to you Aerospace and Defense Review’s “Top 10 FBOs in Europe - 2021.”

    Top FBOs in Europe

  • Eclair Aviation specialises in providing premium private charters and superior aircraft services such as aircraft management, business charters, aircraft sales, flight planning, consulting services and cargo transportation.On a mission to empower clients with top-class, tailored aviation services, Eclair Aviation is tapping on the increased demand for private air travel in the wake of travel restrictions and stay-at-home norms. The company draws on years of deep and comprehensive experience in business and general aviation to provide aircraft operation and management services to large corporations, banks, financially healthy individuals, cultural and sports celebrities, and private aircraft owners that best suit their needs. With a focus on providing customised and innovative services in the business aviation market, Eclair Aviation delivers the highest standards of aircraft management and charter services that drive an unmatched flight experience for the most discerning travellers

  • ExecuJet Aviation Group

    ExecuJet Aviation Group

    ExecuJet is a leading global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of services including aircraft management for private and commercial registered aircraft, aircraft charter, aircraft completions management and fixed base operations. ExecuJet has operations in six regions – Africa, Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, embracing a workforce of more than 750 experienced staff. ExecuJet manages 133 business jets worldwide under the most stringent safety standards. Its commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of 7 regional civil aviation issued air operating certificates (AOCs). ExecuJet operates 26 world-class FBO facilities worldwide. ExecuJet has an authorised maintenance facilities in Lagos, Nigeria, certified to work on most business jets

  • Dassault Falcon Service

    Dassault Falcon Service

    Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) has an unparalleled experience in the area of business aviation. Due to its integrated structure unique in Europe, DFS is in a position to offer an extensive suite of maintenance, management and technical services for Falcon business jets. DFS also provides Aircraft Management and Flight Services such as operational and technical support for all Falcon owners. It owns one of the largest Falcon fleets in Europe and has managed to preserve reactivity and flexibility, qualities which are critical in the field of business air travel. In addition, DFS team is continuously developing a variety of services that include technical support and Falcon aircraft operation consulting with the purpose of passing on to other Falcon operators the proficiency and know-how that the company is known for

  • EME Aero

    EME Aero

    EME Aero is a joint venture between two leading aircraft companies, Lufthansa Technik AG (50%) and MTU Aero Engines AG (50%). This joint initiative has resulted in the project off creating one the most advanced MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider for the latest generation of geared turbofan engines from the PW1000G series. The state of the art facility is to be built in Southeastern Poland, in Jasionka close to the Rzeszow city. The two stakeholders of this joint venture will invest minimum 150 million euros by 2020. This is the year when the facility is scheduled to be up and running. Planned annual capacity is more than 400 shop visits by the PW1000G series of geared turbofan engines. The newly established center will have a staff of more than 800 qualified employees. Once completed, the EME Aero facility will be one of the most advanced and the most efficient engine shops worldwide, thanks to the unique flow line and efficient administration

  • Flight Consulting Group (FCG)

    Flight Consulting Group (FCG)

    Flight Consulting Group is a holding organization based in in Riga, Latvia (EU). The Group has 20 years of experience in the business aviation area and provides comprehensive solutions for flight support, business jet ground handling, organising private charters, buying and selling aircraft, and aviation consulting. Flight Consulting Group’s subsidiary companies include: FBO RIGA – a certified ground handling provider and operator of business aviation center in Riga International Airport; FCG OPS – a certified 24/7 flight operations control center; JET TRAVEL agency specializing on crew services; FCG Aviation Development – an expert in engineering design and business aviation infrastructure development. The holding is also the developer of the unique ATOM (Air Traffic Order Management) software, which integrates the functionality of different systems and allows automation of key business processes and linking together the work of all departments of the holding and its partners and customers

  • Grafair Flight Management

    Grafair Flight Management

    Grafair have existed for 40 years and is synonymous with its founder and current president, Mr Bengt Grafström. Bengt, who is a pilot with many years in the aviation industry, fly everything from helicopters to business jets. In 1976 Bengt emigrated to the land of aviation, USA, where he managed Swedens largest aviation school for aspiring pilots as well as worked as an aviation broker. Grafair have grown considerably since then and have added other branches to its operation, for example Sweden's one and only full service FBO. Grafair Jet Center where recently rated as the third best FBO in the world, and Grafair was rated at 6th place in Stockholm on the list of companies with a very strong accumulation of economic growth ("Gasell-listan") in the swedish business newspaper "Dagens Industri." Grafair's latest challenge have been to establish an emergency ambulance flight operation

  • Jet Aviation

    Jet Aviation

    Since 1967, Jet Aviation has been crafting flight in its smoothest form. From one hangar in Basel, Switzerland, to some 50 locations worldwide. Maintenance to management, completion to charter; countless hours of expertise creating an experience so easy, it seems effortless - behind every effortless experience, are its people. Whether in the air, or on the ground, arriving or departing, underneath every journey there are team Jet Aviation, dedicated to the details

  • Reykjavik FBO

    Reykjavik FBO

    Reykjavik FBO is a luxury Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Reykjavik Airport (BIRK) specialising in VIP services for business and corporate aircraft

  • Signature Flight Support

    Signature Flight Support

    Signature Flight Support Corporation, a Signature Aviation plc company, is the world’s largest fixed-base operation (FBO) and distribution network for business aviation services. Signature services include fueling, hangar and office rentals, ground handling, maintenance and a wide range of crew and passenger amenities at strategic domestic and international locations. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Signature currently operates at more than 200 locations in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia

  • TAG Aviation

    TAG Aviation

    Operating from multiple centres in Europe and Asia, TAG Aviation has an unrivaled reputation for safety, reliability, and operational excellence. The company is extensively experienced in Air Charter, Aircraft Management, Maintenance Services and FBO/Handling, and one can rely on TAG to provide the very highest levels of client service and support. Prominently, TAG Aviation Europe is at the forefront of the private and business aviation industry, with unparalleled expertise in aircraft charter, management, maintenance, FBO/Handling, and crew training. From the largest corporations to private individuals, more than 100 owners put their trust in aircraft management operation