A R R I V A L S L O U N G E
“We didn’t want to
create just another
FBO, we wanted to
completely disrupt the
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Astonsky believes it can
offer levels of service
other FBOs at Paris-Le
Bourget are unable to
Signature acquired the Landmark
Aviation FBO terminal at Paris-Le Bourget
when it bought all of Landmark Aviation in
February 2016 for around US$2 billion.
The rival chain owned 68 FBOs throughout
the USA and Europe alongside an MRO
and charter business.
The deal meant Signature was operating
three different terminals at Paris-Le Bourget.
“It was too many for them and too difficult to
operate them all,” said Clair.
Once Astonsky had agreed to purchase the
old Landmark FBO, it set its sights on disrupting the
market at Paris-Le Bourget. “It’s a very competitive
market,” said Clair. “We didn’t want to create just
another FBO to share the present market, we wanted
to completely disrupt the current market with a
different offer at the same price.
“We are very satisfied with the result – a lot of
aircraft owners are moving their aircraft from their
previous FBO to us.”
Designs on luxury
The Astonsky terminal is composed of a 6,920m2
building with six levels, three hangars and more than
16,000m2 of aircraft parking. The ground level is
reserved for passengers and customers of the FBO.
The first floor is reserved for pilots. The second floor is
occupied by the airline operations of Astonjet, the Clair
Group’s charter company.
The third floor already hosts the building’s first
tenants – two aviation consulting companies,
Charles Clair, president of the