Fort Lauderdale, FL – Banyan’s MRO department expands its capabilities into the Gulfstream market with one of the largest inspections that can be performed on a Gulfstream G550, a 192-month inspection. The 192-month is a heavy inspection that requires the majority of the aircraft’s internal structure to be thoroughly examined.
Extensive inspections of all major aircraft systems and structures were performed during the inspection, including complete removal of the cabin interior; removal of both engines; the opening of the floor for flight control cables; fuselage skin and floor structure inspection; testing of the landing gear; and structural inspection of the internal wing area.
“Our reputation as an experienced MRO facility that provides the highest level of expertise and flexibility on large inspections allows our customers to take advantage of combining other service offerings,” said Charles Amento, Banyan’s VP/Director of MRO Services. “Combining scheduled inspections with other service offerings benefits our customers in both cost and downtime.”
In addition to the inspection, Banyan installed a Gogo AVANCE L5 WiFi system while their partners at DCDB Aircraft Solutions performed numerous interior upgrades. Banyan will also be installing the Bongiovi Aviation sound system into the aircraft, another inaugural achievement for the Banyan Avionics team.
Banyan Air Service is an award-winning full-service fixed base operator (FBO) with more than 1 million square feet of hangar and office space within a 110-acre aviation complex. Banyan provides comprehensive business aviation services, including ground services, aircraft sales, heavy maintenance, exterior and interior upgrades, turbine engine service, structural repairs, avionics installations and services, and aircraft part sales. Banyan’s aircraft sales department is the Southeast Sales and Service center for the HondaJet.
When visiting Banyan, be sure to check out the world’s largest pilot shop, Banyan Pilot Shop, and dine with a view of the ramp at the delicious Jet Runway Café.
Banyan North Hangars at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Filling Up
Fort Lauderdale, FL – The Banyan/Sheltair Complex on the north side of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport is filling up. 180,000 sq. ft. of new hangar space called Banyan North came online just 14 months ago, and today, it is at 85% occupancy.
John Mason, Banyan’s Director of FBO Sales and Client Relations, has worked tirelessly to attract customers and aircraft relocating to Florida for its corporate tax benefits and lifestyle.
“One year ago, we were extremely concerned not knowing the future as airlines hit record lows but little did we know that business aviation activity would take off in Florida,” said John.
Banyan North’s Hangar H has reached capacity with the recent additions of three flight departments and their Gulfstream IV, Falcon 900, Challenger 604, and Learjet 60 aircraft. In addition to the luxury hangar, each flight department also leased hangar office space and has already begun the process of moving in.
Banyan North has already exceeded expectations, and Banyan is excited to share everything it has to offer to South Florida’s business aviation community.