Executive Beechcraft pretty much operates the east side of the airfield. BBA Aviation, parent of the Signature Flight Support FBO chain, purchased the four FBOs of Executive Beechcraft earlier this year from the Meisinger family; it was founded in 1938 by Dan Meisinger, Sr.
Comments BBA Aviation head Bruce Van Allen, “It doesn’t fit the Signature model; it has its own pedigree. The brand equity was extremely valuable. Why would you screw with that brand?”
The focus is to use the airport's expansive real estate holdings -- 12.5 square miles, not its air service, as the primary engine for growth.
Singing praise for KC in Paris: A local delegation goes abroad to promote the city as significant to the aviation market.
VanLoh: "We want to compete with the big guys."