Aircraft charter, management, MX and sales company Southern Sky Aviation has entered the FBO arena with its purchase of Sky Warrior Flight Support, the lone service provider at Trent Lott International Airport/KPQL in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
The facility includes a 4,300-sq-ft private terminal with a pilot lounge and snooze room, 10-seat conference room, and flight planning area, along with more than 20,000 sq ft of hangar space that can accommodate aircraft up to the size of a Cessna Citation Latitude. Amenities include a concierge and crew car. The FBO provides full-service fueling during normal operating hours, with self-serve avgas and call out available for Jet-A after hours.
The airport is currently closed due to a resurfacing project on its 6,500-foot Runway 17/35. Southern Sky will take advantage of that pause to refurbish the terminal and install a new 20,000 USG Jet-A tank as it joins the Avfuel-branded dealer network. A grand re-opening event is planned to coincide with the completion of the runway project in October.
“We are a team that’s passionate about serving the aviation community and waited for the right opportunity to expand into the FBO business,” said Darryl Brewer, president of the company’s FBO operation. “We are honored to be the official gateway to the Pascagoula region and are ready to serve the airport’s tenants and guests with safe, quality services.”