FBO is short for Fixed-Base Operator. In simpler terms, they are private jet terminals.
The term is given to a commercial enterprise that provides a range of aviation services for private aviation customers, aircraft and crew. When a private jet client catches a flight, they don’t usually use the same airport facilities as commercial airline passengers. Instead, they head for an FBO. An FBO can sometimes be affiliated to an airport. In this case, the airport authority grants rights to operate on their grounds. On the other hand, it can also be privately owned and operate independently from an existing airport. Franchises and FBO chains also exist.
When operating with private jet charters, an efficient FBO will provide quick and hassle-free security screening, boarding and will deliver the luggage to and from the aircraft to the ground transportation vehicle. It offers a more exclusive and private experience. FBOs also provide a range of services to crew and aircraft including aircraft maintenance, hangar storage, refuelling, de-icing, crew rest areas and crew accommodation, conference rooms and more. One of its most profitable services is refuelling. In this sense, an FBO is also a private jet gas station.
We at HUB FBO are proud to offer all these services and many more!