A Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) is commonly thought of as services for private jets at an airport, but using operations instead is a better fit. FBO’s can range from a small VIP lounge within an airport terminal, to a large facility built specifically to offer services to not only crew and customers, but to also take care of the aircraft.
So, what does all this mean? What does it include? At J.A. Air Center, a lot.
The new J.A. Air Center at Aurora Municipal Airport is the Midwest’s premier FBO, featuring a private terminal where pilots, crew and passengers are treated to concierge-level services and have access to every possible amenity to make the visit memorable and comfortable.
Stretching out from the terminal is a 20,000 square foot canopy that will allow for drive-up service for any size aircraft, something that earns praise from customers during inclement weather.
Once inside the terminal, you will be greeted and directed where to find whatever pleases you–a relaxing pilot lounge, convenient access to computers, pilot snooze rooms, a workout center and corporate office space. The Pilot Store stocks a full line of the latest avionics equipment from top manufacturer, Garmin, as well as a variety of other aviation essentials.
If 150,000 square feet sounds like a lot of space, it is. J.A. Air Center caters to the aircraft as well, with plenty of room to house company jets and complete flight departments. This lets us not only protect aircrafts from the elements—this is Chicagoland!—but it also gives easy access to our on-site staff of expert mechanics. This allows us to perform routine maintenance with a minimum of fuss and downtime.
We are also an FAA-certified, Part 145 repair station, stocking a huge inventory of parts and equipment. This means we can get our hands on the latest avionics technology and provide award-winning service for our customers.
J.A. Air Center is a full-service FBO, and there isn’t a single detail that’s been overlooked. The list of services is impressive and designed to make sure that every service needed is available.
This includes: aircraft detailing; aircraft hangar space; fueling service; ground handling; crew services; passenger services; ground transportation; certified aircraft maintenance; aircraft charter; and flight instruction.
No other FBO in the region can even come close to what we offer, especially when you consider our location, outside the hustle and traffic of downtown Chicago. We are a hub for personal and professional travel to the city and the major technology corridor that stretches between.
A favorite place for pilots to call their permanent home, we are also known for our corporate office space that is quickly filling up. If you need an office space to call home, we might have the perfect place for you.
What it’s All About
At the end of the day, or flight, it’s all about you–the pilot, the crew, the passengers, the trainees, the buyers with dreams of buying their first aircraft, or their 100th—and taking care of your every need.
Our certified mechanics and aviation professionals have come a long way from their “barnstormer” predecessors in the 1920’s, where business was transient and conducted from one farmers’ field to another, but their passion for aviation has never been stronger.
Contact us today to see how we can help you.