Landmark Aviation Expands Raleigh, NC, FBO

TEMPE, Ariz., August 11, 2006 -- Landmark Aviation today announced the completion of a $2 million hangar and office facility at its Raleigh, NC, fixed base operation. The expansion at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport includes 13,500 square feet of additional space for aircraft storage and maintenance, a new three bay ground equipment support hangar, and 4,800 square feet of office space.

"This expansion provides additional hangar and work areas for our based tenants," said Tracine Anderson, Landmark Aviation General Manager at Raleigh.

In addition, the FBO offers ground handling, fueling, concierge assistance, pilot lounge and weather room. The FBO is a full-service operation for business aircraft, with 24/7 customer service, aircraft sales and charter.

Landmark Aviation is an integrated services provider, offering light aircraft repair and maintenance at FBO locations throughout North America, as well as heavy aircraft maintenance and repairs at its major MRO centers.

The company's largest FBO facilities are at Dulles, Va., Toronto, and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Earlier this year Landmark unveiled a $2.6 million interior renovation at LAX and a $300,000 renovation at Dulles. The company's Toronto renovation will be unveiled this fall.

In early 2006 Landmark announced the acquisition of two new premier FBO locations at Westchester, N.Y., and Scottsdale, Ariz.

Landmark Aviation, formerly known as Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated, is one of North America's largest providers of comprehensive services for the business aviation industry. Serving 43 locations in North America, the company offers a full range of fixed base operations; maintenance, repair and overhaul; aircraft charter, sales and management; and large aircraft completions. Landmark Aviation is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz. Landmark Aviation is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.