Charter a Private Jet to Orlando, Florida
Orlando is becoming a major hub and resource center for corporate aviation, and for good reason: its metropolitan area boasts an unusually high number of corporate aircraft maintenance and crew training facilities. It also has perhaps the densest concentration of world-class fixed-base operators (FBOs) in the U.S. As such, flight departments are able to schedule pilot and technician training concurrent with significant aircraft maintenance, all at the same place.
Orlando International Airport (KMCO)
Orlando International hosts the city’s largest concentration of aviation companies. From 1962 to 1974, it was transformed from an Air Force base known as McCoy to the 13th busiest commercial U.S. airport.
The airport, which has some of the region’s priciest jet-A fuel, is home to two full-service FBOs: Signature and Galaxy. Signature facilities are known for being comparatively plush and the one here doesn’t disappoint. Galaxy, meanwhile, recently moved into new, state-of-the-art facilities.
Orlando Executive Airport (KORL)
From 1928 until Orlando International came of age in the 1960s, the city’s main commercial airport was Orlando Municipal, which was also known as “Herndon” and subsequently renamed Orlando Executive.
Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM)
While Orlando Executive remains the region’s dominant general aviation airport, new development to the south, at Kissimmee, aims to change that. Kissimmee Gateway is arguably over-served, with four FBOs for 206 based aircraft-most of them piston-engine singles.
Orlando Sanford Airport (KSFB)
Another former military airfield, this one-45 minutes to the north in Sanford-is also poised to play a potentially significant role as the Orlando area continues to develop. Orlando Sanford International already has domestic and international airline service and a growing number of aviation-related businesses on the field, including aircraft completions; avionics; and maintenance, repair and overhaul services. With a footprint of more than 2,000 acres, the airport has plenty of room for growth. Two FBOs serve corporate aviation at Sanford: Avion Jet Center and Starport USA.
Orlando’s importance as a corporate aviation center will continue to grow as facilities at all four of these airports expand and improve.
To determine which airport best suits your needs, please contact RYL’s private jet charter department at 877.391.6161