The recent deal for Landmark Aviation to acquire 20 Ross Aviation fixed-base operations continues an ongoing consolidation of fixed-base operations among all of the major chains. The number of chain-affiliated FBOs has doubled in recent years from 150 to about 300, according to John Enticknap and Ron Jackson, co-founders of the Aviation Business Strategies Group. The 300 represent 20% of the 1,500 existing U.S. facilities that cater to business jets, Jackson says. FBOs on the whole have ...

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