TRB Webinar: Landscape of the Fixed-Base Operator Industry

This webinar was posted on 06/11/2024

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July 25, 2024 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
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Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

The fixed-base operator (FBO) industry provides aeronautical services to a wide spectrum of aircraft operators at airports. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, July 25, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will investigate how general aviation fared during the COVID-19 pandemic and how FBOs, as the principal service agents for the industry, met pandemic challenges and addressed changes that predated COVID-19. Since a 2018 review, the importance of an FBO’s market (customer and aircraft mix) has emerged.
This webinar is based on ACRP Synthesis 129: Landscape of the FBO Industry in 2022.
This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program.
There is no fee to attend this webinar. Registration is required.
A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.
Webinar agenda and presenters

  • Overview of FBO trends, aircraft charter activity, and airport development – Curt Castagna, Aeroplex Group Partners
  • Perspective from an airport sponsor-operated FBO – Chris Rozansky, Naples Airport Authority
  • Opportunities for future research and updates – Courtney Beamon, Delta Airport Consultants, Inc.
  • Question and answer session moderated by Lois Kramer, KRAMER aerotek inc.

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.
Learning Objectives
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify recent trends in aviation and the U.S. economy
  • Explore the current landscape for U.S. FBOs
  • Explore FBO survey results and future updates

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This webinar is approved by the American Planning Association (APA) for 1.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits. CM credits provide continuing education opportunities for AICP Certified Planners to continue their professional skills and knowledge. To receive CM credits, Certified Planners should visit the TRB event webpage on American Planning Association and register their participation.
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