Seven in Aspen-Pitkin County FBO bid

Seven applicants have come forward to fill the FBO opening at Aspen-Pitkin County/KASE, including the current FBO, whose contract is set to expire next Sept.

The process and requirements for all applicants were outlined in the RFP that was published in August. The review committee includes many board members from Pitkin County and the airport.

According to the RFP, the county’s goal is to choose an FBO to “develop, construct, operate, maintain, and manage and supply the services of a first-class, state of the art, FBO at Aspen-Pitkin Airport.”

All applicants were required to have continuous and active FBO experience for the last ten years, demonstrated the successful operation of a full-service FBO, show proof of insurance and insurability, evidence of financial responsibility as well as the capability to continue improvements and construction in developmental areas at the airport.

Applicants include Atlantic Aviation, the FBO at Aspen-Pitkin since June 2006. Other applicants include Fontainebleau Aviation, Jet Aviation, Modern Aviation, Odyssey Aviation, Signature Flight Support and Sonoma Aviation.

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