News & Events
Open House Held for Newly Acquired Landmark Aviation-INT MRO Facility
An open house was held on February 20th for Landmark Aviation’s newly acquired Smith Reynolds Airport (INT) MRO facility. The open house was attended by Landmark’s Executive Vice President of Operations Ted Hamilton, VP of MRO Skip Madsen and much of the MRO Sales and INT MRO teams. Also in attendance were members of the Board of Directors of the Airport Commission of Forsyth County including Mark Davidson, its Executive Director.
Landmark Aviation Begins Operations at King County International Airport (BFI)
Landmark Aviation began operations at King County International Airport (BFI) on Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington on February 12th through the acquisition of Galvin Flying Services.
Landmark Aviation-OAK Earns DASSP Approval
Landmark Aviation’s Oakland International Airport (OAK) location has received Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) approval. The FBO can now serve as a gateway for authorized DASSP operators wishing to fly directly into DCA.
Landmark Aviation Adds Five Aircraft to its Managed Fleet
Landmark Aviation’s Aircraft Management & Charter division recently added five aircraft to its managed fleet. These aircraft include a Challenger 604, Hawker 800XP, Falcon 2000S, and two Learjet 60s.
Open House Held for Remodeled Landmark-ORF Facility
An Open House was held on November 14th to showcase the remodeled Landmark Aviation Norfolk International Airport (ORF) facility. Guests in attendance included current and former Directors and Commissioners of the Norfolk Airport Authority as well as City of Norfolk Councilman Barclay Winn.
Landmark Aviation Expands Operations at Westchester County Airport (HPN)
Landmark Aviation expanded operations at Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, New York on Friday, November 1st through the acquisition of Panorama Flight Service.
“We are excited to have a greater presence in White Plains, and look forward to better serving our customers’ needs,” stated Dan Bucaro, President and CEO. “We will continue to work closely with the Westchester County Airport and the communities it serves.”
Landmark Aviation Holds SAN Location Groundbreaking
Landmark Aviation held a groundbreaking ceremony on October 17 for its new San Diego International Airport facility. Landmark Aviation will design, build and operate a new, state-of-the-art FBO campus, with a 20,000 square foot terminal, a 250,000 square foot ramp and five hangars on 12.4 acres of airfield. The new facility will achieve LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council.
Landmark Aviation Aircraft Management & Charter Approved For DCA Operations
Landmark Aviation’s Aircraft Management & Charter division has been approved to operate to and from Washington D.C.’s Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). Landmark Aviation received the approval by adopting the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) DCA Access Standard Security Program (DASSP) into its current safety and security policies and procedures.
Dave Mills Named GM Of Landmark Aviation’s OAK Location
Dave Mills has been named General Manager of Landmark Aviation’s Oakland International Airport (OAK) location.
“Dave’s experience and industry knowledge make him a key addition to the Landmark–OAK family,” Regional Vice President Charlie Ferraro explained. “I am confident that Dave and the team in Oakland will advance our business, while continuing to provide the safety and service our customers in the Bay Area expect.”
Landmark Aviation Announces Upgraded Mobile Application
Landmark Aviation recently launched an upgraded version of its mobile application. The updated app, Connect 2 Landmark, will replace the original Landmark Connect app. The app is currently available for Android and Apple devices. If customers already have Landmark Connect on their mobile device, the name change will update automatically and they will not need to redownload the app.
Landmark Aviation Awarded ARGUS CHEQ Platinum Rating
Landmark Aviation was recently awarded the ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) Charter Evaluation and Qualification (CHEQ) Platinum Rating. This is the highest ARGUS rating awarded. As a result of the rating, Landmark charter passengers may now receive ARGUS Trip Assurance at no extra charge.
Skip Madsen Joins Landmark Aviation as VP of MRO
Skip Madsen has joined Landmark Aviation as Vice President of MRO.
“Skip will be a great addition to our senior executive team,” stated Dan Bucaro, President & CEO of Landmark Aviation. “He brings with him a great deal of experience and knowledge that will be very important to improving our MRO division.”
Ben Murray Joins Landmark Aviation as President of Aircraft Management & Charter
Ben Murray has joined Landmark Aviation as President of the Aircraft Management & Charter division.
Landmark Aviation Performs First Installation of Raisbeck-Hartzell Propellers
Landmark Aviation’s Norfolk International Airport (ORF) location performed the first installation of Swept Blade Turbofan Propellers last month. The new propellers from Raisbeck Engineering, Inc. and Hartzell Propellers, Inc. have entered service on the King Air B200, BB 1723. The event also marked the first installation of the Raisbeck Swept Blade Turbofan Propellers with the FAA-certified Raisbeck Epic Platinum Performance Package.
Tyson Goetz Joins Landmark Aviation as VP
Tyson Goetz has joined Landmark Aviation as Vice President. Goetz has a rich background in FBO operations management, with over 10 years of industry experience. Most recently, he served as a Senior Regional Manager for Atlantic Aviation.
Landmark Aviation Expands its Charter Fleet
Landmark Aviation has expanded its managed fleet offering with three new aircraft. The fleet now includes a Beechjet 400A, Citation Sovereign and Premier 1A.
“These aircraft are great additions to our fleet,” General Manager of Charter Brad Bruce explained. “The Beechjet and Premier have increased the range of cost effective aircraft options, and the Sovereign has provided a coast-to-coast solution for those on the east coast.”
Joel Cherry is Named GM of Landmark Aviation's Sioux Falls (FSD) Location
Joel Cherry is named General Manager of Landmark Aviation’s Joe Foss Field Airport (FSD) location in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Joel was previously GM at Landmark’s IAH location.
“I am honored to be part of the Sioux Falls team,” Joel said. “I look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge to further develop FSD to its full potential.”
Carrie Campbell Assumes General Manager Role at Landmark's San Diego Location
Carrie Campbell recently assumed the role of General Manager at Landmark’s San Diego International Airport (SAN) location. She previously served as GM at its Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) location.
Al Peterson Joins Landmark Aviation as GM of its LAX Location
Al Peterson recently joined Landmark Aviation as General Manager of its Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) location. He brings with him nearly ten years of experience in the aviation industry.
“The opportunity to associate with a first class company like Landmark is very exciting,” Al said. “Being able to work with a professional team like the one at LAX makes this an easy transition.”
Landmark Aviation Announces Charlie Ferraro as Regional VP
Landmark Aviation recently announced Charlie Ferraro as a Regional Vice President. Charlie will supervise the company’s Western U.S. locations, which include operations at IFP, LAX, OAK, SAN and SDL. He will be based out of San Diego.
Landmark Aviation Names Mario Diaz GM at TEB
Landmark Aviation named Mario Diaz General Manager of its newly acquired Teterboro Airport (TEB) location. Mario has worked for Landmark Aviation in various capacities since 2008.
Landmark Aviation to Acquire First Aviation Services at Teterboro Airport (TEB)
Landmark Aviation announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire First Aviation Services, the premier fixed based operation at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in Teterboro, New Jersey. The acquisition is expected to close by year end.
Landmark Aviation - ROA Hosts Open House to Showcase Remodeled Facility
Landmark Aviation-ROA hosted an open house this week to showcase its newly remodeled facility. A number of supporters and customers of the location attended the catered event, including the Mayor, Airport Director and Airport Commission board members.
The Carlyle Group Partners with Management to Acquire Landmark Aviation
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that it has agreed to acquire Landmark Aviation from GTCR and Platform Partners.
Landmark Aviation Adds Three Aircraft to its Managed Fleet
Landmark Aviation’s Charter Department recently added three aircraft to its managed fleet. These aircraft include a Gulfstream IV, a Hawker 400XP and a Falcon 7X.
“We are excited to welcome these aircraft to our fleet,” General Manager of Charter Brad Bruce said. “The Falcon 7X, in particular, will expand our long range capabilities and grant us access to clients looking for a true nonstop option.”
Landmark Aviation Names Mario Diaz Florida Area Manager
Landmark Aviation named Mario Diaz Florida Area Manager. In his new role, Mario will be responsible for Landmark’s six Florida operations which include MIA, TMB, F45, PHK, OCF and TPA. He will be based in Miami, FL.
Landmark Aviation Names Clay White General Manager of San Antonio Location
Landmark Aviation recently named Clay White General Manager of its San Antonio International Airport (SAT) location. Prior to taking on the role of GM, Clay had been Assistant General Manager for the past three years at Landmark’s San Diego International Airport (SAN) facility.
Landmark Aviation to Participate in Federal Aviation Administration’s Safety and Management Systems Pilot Program
Landmark Aviation will participate in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Safety and Management Systems Pilot Program. A request to the Federal Aviation Administrator to participate in the program was granted in March 2012. The pilot program is a collaboration of industry and the FAA to determine the best opportunities for safety improvement.
Bill Sneesby Joins Landmark Aviation-TPA as General Manager
Bill Sneesby joins Landmark Aviation’s Tampa International Airport (TPA) location as General Manager. Bill brings with him over 30 years of aviation industry experience.
Landmark Aviation Named John Hovis General Manager of the Year
Landmark Aviation named John Hovis General Manager of the Year at its annual General Managers’ Meeting held in San Antonio, TX.
Frank Ciezadlo Named General Manager at Landmark Aviation-HPN
Frank Ciezadlo was recently named General Manager at Landmark Aviation’s Westchester County Airport (HPN) location. Frank was previously GM at Landmark—Chicago Midway (MDW), where he led a profitable location, while improving processes and service levels.
Landmark Aviation Charter Division Receives DoD Passenger Operations Certification
Landmark Aviation Aircraft Charter and Management Division recently announced that the Commercial Airlift Review Board (CARB) has certified the company for Department of Defense (DoD) passenger operations. With this distinction and prior certifications, Landmark Aviation is now eligible to bid on a variety of contracts for all U.S. government agencies.
Landmark Aviation Names Chris Paul GM of Vancouver Location
Landmark Aviation names Chris Paul General Manager of its Vancouver International Airport (YVR) location. Chris has been in the industry for nearly 20 years, and has been an asset to the Vancouver team throughout his tenure.
Landmark Aviation Awarded New 37-Year Lease at San Diego International Airport
Landmark Aviation was awarded a 37-year lease to operate a fixed base operation (“FBO”) at San Diego International Airport on February 9, 2012 at the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s February Board Meeting. Landmark, which acquired Jimsair Aviation Services, Inc. in July of 2008, is the current FBO operator on the field.
Landmark Aviation Names Andrew Storey Canada Area Manager
Landmark Aviation recently named Andrew Storey Canada Area Manager. Andy will assume management responsibilities for the company’s three Canadian sites as well as continuing in his role as General Manager of their Toronto location (YYZ).
Landmark Aviation Adds Three Aircraft to Managed Charter Fleets
Landmark Aviation recently added three aircraft to its managed charter fleets. The newest additions to the growing fleet include a Hawker 800XP based at Landmark’s Washington-Dulles (KIAD) location, an Embraer Phenom100 based at its Scottsdale, AZ (KSDL) FBO , and a King Air C90 based at its Sioux Falls, SD (KFSD) facility.
Norman Ramirez joins Landmark Aviation as General Manager
Norman Ramirez joins Landmark Aviation as General Manager of its Oakland International Airport (OAK) location. Norman has worked in the aviation industry for over 15 years.
“I am very excited to join the Landmark team and look forward to bringing Landmark’s Above and Beyond service to the Bay Area,” Norman explained.
Carlos Graziani Joins Landmark Aviation as General Manager of its Tamiami Location
Carlos Graziani joins Landmark Aviation as General Manager of its Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (TMB) location. Carlos brings with him extensive experience in the general aviation industry.
“I’m excited to take on the role of General Manager and look forward to increasing Landmark’s business at TMB,” Carlos explained.
Landmark Aviation Launches Mobile Application
Landmark Aviation is excited to announce the launch of its new mobile application, Landmark Connect. The application is currently compatible with Apple iPhone and iPad products. Versions for Android smart phones as well as for BlackBerry’s Storm and Torch smart phone models will be available in the coming months.
Landmark Aviation Announces the Grand Opening of its FBO at Oakland International Airport
Landmark Aviation announces the grand opening of its FBO at Oakland International Airport (www.flyoakland.com). Landmark’s FBO at OAK is its first in the Bay Area and the twelfth location added to the network in 2011. The FBO is centrally located at OAK’s North Field in the Hangar 5 facility.
Steven Schell Joins Landmark Aviation as General Manager of its Norfolk Location
Steven Schell joins Landmark Aviation as General Manager of its Norfolk International Airport (ORF) location. Steven brings with him 25 years of experience in the general aviation industry.
Landmark Aviation Begins Operations at Tampa International Airport (TPA)
Landmark Aviation officially began operations on Saturday, October 8th at Tampa International Airport.
“We are excited to finally be a part of the Tampa International Airport and surrounding communities,” President & CEO Dan Bucaro explained. “We have been looking forward to operating on this field for several months now.”
Landmark Aviation Acquires the Assets of Falcon Trust Air at TMB
Landmark Aviation has acquired the assets of Falcon Trust Air at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (TMB) in Miami, FL. This acquisition represents Landmark’s continued commitment to the Florida market, and brings the network’s total to 50 locations.
Landmark Aviation Names Steve Bowlin General Manager of LUK Location
Landmark Aviation named Steve Bowlin General Manager of its Cincinnati Municipal Airport—Lunken Field (LUK) location last month. Steve comes to Landmark with over 20 years of experience in the general aviation industry.
“I am excited to be joining the Landmark Aviation network,” Steve said. “I look forward to working with the LUK team towards continued safety and first-class customer service.”
Landmark Aviation-LAX Opens Customs and Border Patrol Facility
Landmark Aviation – LAX opened its much-anticipated Customs and Border Patrol facility on Friday, July 8, 2011, allowing international customers to be processed on site.
Landmark Aviation Welcomes New Director of Safety
Landmark Aviation welcomes a new Director of Safety. Eric Lugger comes to Landmark Aviation with a strong general aviation, military and safety background.
“I am excited to work with all of our locations to elevate Landmark’s safety culture,” Lugger said. “I hope to weave the Landmark Safety and Quality Management System seamlessly into every part of our organization.”
Landmark Aviation Names Brad Bruce General Manager of Charter Operations
Landmark Aviation names Brad Bruce General Manager of Charter Operations.
With 12 years of experience in the industry, Brad will be taking on the responsibility of the day-to-day operations of Landmark’s Aircraft Charter & Management division. He will be based in Waukegan, IL at Landmark’s UGN facility.
Landmark Aviation Begins Operations at Miami International Airport (MIA)
Landmark Aviation, which earlier this year was awarded a ten year lease to be the new FBO services provider at Miami International Airport, began operations on Friday, June 11th.
Landmark Aviation-GSO Hosts Open House to Showcase Newly Remodeled Facility
Landmark Aviation-GSO hosted an open house this month to showcase its newly remodeled facility. More than 50 supporters of the location attended the catered event, including Greensboro Mayor William H. Knight, TSA representatives, Airport Authority representatives and numerous base customers.
Matthew Wright Named General Manager at Landmark Aviation-SDL
Matthew Wright was named General Manager at Landmark Aviation—SDL this week. He will oversee both FBO and MRO operations.
“I am very pleased to join the Landmark network,” Wright stated. “I plan to focus my efforts on enhancing our culture of safety and customer service, fostering the personal development of team members, and increasing market share.”
Landmark Aviation Announces Major Donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Diego
Landmark Aviation is pleased to announce it has made a $75,000 donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego through its “Landmark Cares” corporate social responsibility initiative. This gift will support the newly built Ronald McDonald House in San Diego, which provides a “home away from home” for families with sick children being treated at local hospitals.
Landmark Aviation Officially Begins Operations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Landmark Aviation, which was selected as the new FBO provider at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in February 2011, officially began operations yesterday.
Landmark Aviation Named Mario Diaz General Manager of the Year
Landmark Aviation named Mario Diaz General Manager of the Year at its annual General Managers’ Meeting held in Scottsdale, AZ.
Landmark Names Russell Halasz as General Manager at its Raleigh-Durham Location
Landmark names Russell Halasz as General Manager at its Raleigh-Durham location.
Marty Kretchman is Named General Manager of Asheville Location
Marty Kretchman is named GM of Landmark Aviation-AVL.
Marty has worked in aviation for nearly 10 years and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He is a former corporate pilot and has been on the National Air Transportation Association's Airports Committee since 2007.
Landmark Aviation and ICG Announced Agreement at AEA National Convention
Landmark Aviation and International Communications Group (ICG) announced at the AEA National Convention in Reno, NV that they have entered into an agreement to obtain a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a version of ICG’s advanced voice and data satellite based communications product line, Sora, to be installed on Bombardier Challenger 600 series aircraft.
Landmark Aviation Promotes Josh Lewis to General Manager of its Waukegan Location
Landmark Aviation promotes Josh Lewis to General Manager of its Waukegan location.
“We are pleased to have Josh as part of our management team,” Regional Vice President Chad Farischon stated. “His leadership has been instrumental in maintaining the customer experience at Waukegan.”
Landmark Aviation Announces the Addition of Seven Aircraft to its Managed Fleets
Landmark Aviation announces the addition of seven aircraft to its managed fleets. The newest additions to the growing fleets include a King Air B200, King Air 350, Citation CJ3, Citation Bravo, Hawker 850XP, Gulfstream G450 and Gulfstream G550.
Landmark Aviation-RDU Earns DASSP Approval
Landmark Aviation-RDU earns DASSP approval. The FBO can now serve as a gateway for authorized DASSP Operators destined for DCA.
“It’s exciting for us at RDU because we have base customers that travel to DCA often,” Regional VP Jim McNeill explained. “We wanted to make it easier for our customers to get to where they’re going.”
Landmark Aviation Announces Jim McNeill as Regional Vice President
Landmark Aviation announced Jim McNeill as Regional Vice President this month. Jim began his aviation career over 20 years ago, working for Esso Avitat Ottawa-Imperial Oil in several capacities. In early 2000 he made the move to Piedmont Hawthorne, now Landmark Aviation, where he has served as General Manager of several key locations as well as VP of Canadian Operations.
Landmark Aviation Announces its Acquisition of the Assets of Odyssey Aviation
Landmark Aviation announces its acquisition of the assets of Odyssey Aviation.
“This acquisition expands our presence in the Midwest and Southeast, and enhances our network capabilities to better service our customers,” said Dan Bucaro, Landmark Aviation President & CEO.
Landmark Aviation Announces Jeff Miller as General Manager of DAL, ADS and SPS Locations
Landmark Aviation announces Jeff Miller as General Manager of its DAL, ADS and SPS locations. Jeff comes to Landmark with 30 years of aviation experience.
“I am really excited about being a part of the Landmark team,” said Jeff Miller. “I am also looking forward to working with all three locations to improve our productivity and to maintain Landmark’s high levels of service and safety.”
Landmark Aviation Announces Karen A. Twitchell as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Landmark Aviation announces Karen A. Twitchell as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Karen comes to Landmark with an Economics degree from Wellesley College, an MBA from Harvard Business School and over 30 years of financial and senior management experience.
“I look forward to working with Landmark’s experienced management team to maximize the company’s performance,” stated Karen.
Landmark Aviation SDL Mechanics Win FAAST Awards for Third Consecutive Year
Landmark Aviation Mechanics Mark Beatty and Del Willeford were honored at the 2010 ASAG Safety Banquet on Saturday, November 6th in Phoenix. Beatty was recognized as the 2010 FAAST Mechanic of the Year, while Willeford was named 2010 FAAST Avionic Technician of the Year.
Landmark Aviation Acquires the Assets of DB Aviation at Waukegan Regional Airport (UGN)
Landmark Aviation acquires the assets of DB Aviation at Waukegan Regional Airport (UGN).
“DB Aviation will be a great addition to our network, and will expand our presence in the Midwest,” said Dan Bucaro, Landmark’s President and CEO. “We are looking forward to being a part of the community and providing general aviation services to Waukegan and surrounding areas.”
SDL Employees Honored at General Aviation Awards Program
Landmark Aviation is proud to announce employees Mike Bennett and Kurt Francis as recipients of the Arizona Avionic Technician of the Year and Arizona Aircraft Mechanic of the Year awards respectively. The awards were given at the 37th Annual Aviation Safety Awards Banquet held at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Phoenix, Arizona on November 14, 2009. These awards, given through the General Aviation Awards Program, a cooperative effort between the Fe
Landmark SDL to Host Avidyne Demonstration
Landmark Aviation will be hosting a demonstration given by Avidyne on their new Entegra Release 9. Cirrus customers are encouraged to experience the upgraded integrated flight deck first-hand at this informative event alongside industry experts.
The Landmark Aviation Charter & Management Division Announces Addition of Four Aircraft to their Growing Fleet
The Landmark Aviation Charter and Management division announces addition of four aircraft to their growing fleet. The newest additions include: Hawker 900XP, Hawker 400XP, Beechjet 400, and Gulfstream G550.
"These additions will provide more options for our charter clientele," said Ryan Olson, Charter Manager for Landmark Aviation. "We strive to be the first choice in supporting our clients' needs and requirements."
Landmark Aviation Hosts a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate the Opening of its New Terminal at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Landmark Aviation hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new terminal at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL).
Landmark Aviation Announces the Completion of the Expansion and Renovation Project at its White Plains, NY (HPN) Facility
Landmark Aviation announces the completion of the expansion and renovation project at its White Plains, NY (HPN) facility.
Landmark Aviation Increases its Presence at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, IL (SPI) Through Acquisition of the Assets of First Class Air, Inc.
Landmark Aviation increases its presence at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, IL (SPI) through acquisition of the assets of First Class Air, Inc.
"This acquisition will make our presence stronger in the Springfield market," said Dan Bucaro, Landmark's President and CEO. "We look forward to being a bigger part of the Springfield community, and to strengthening our relationship with the airport authority."
Landmark Aviation Adds Jimsair Aviation Services, Inc., Located at San Diego International Airport, to its Growing Network of FBOs
Landmark Aviation adds Jimsair Aviation Services, Inc., located at San Diego International Airport, to its growing network of FBOs.
"Jimsair is an outstanding FBO and San Diego International Airport is an attractive business and destination location," said Dan Bucaro, Landmark's President and CEO. "We are pleased to have it as part of our network, and are excited about our growing presence on the West Coast."