Aviacare relaunches to support global FBO growth


Catherine Gaisenband, former owner of the Spanish fixed base operator network Assistair, has re-launched Aviacare.
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Aviacare was inititally launched in 2010.

Aviacare, based on the Côte D’Azur, has relaunched as an FBO consultancy with a widened spectrum of services available to clients Europe, Middle-East, Russia and Africa.

“The idea is that by using our expertise we can enable individual companies to maximise their existing FBO assets, or help generate FBO networks and brands that adapt and grow according to market demand,” said lead consultant, Catherine Gaisenband, who is the  former owner of the Spanish FBO network Assistair.

“Our experience with the FBO side of the industry also means we have valuable knowledge about the business aviation market in general, so our clients benefit from a full range of skills when they work with us. FBO management is our key focus but we can also buy and sell aircraft, arrange charters and network on behalf of our clients when they have specific business requirements. Our heritage positions us well to offer these services.”

Gaisenberg previously spent three months in Nigeria, advising Evergreen Apple Nigeria, which launched the first FBO in the country in 2011, on matters relating to FBO services, design and management. Gaisenberg says Aviacare is now working with another African client that plans to build an FBO from scratch.

Gaisenband said: “With the new brand and business focus, I am pleased to be able to support the EBAA committee, and am also looking forward to working with the emerging markets. Africa is particularly interesting as there are a number of countries which are developing their business aviation strategies at a fast pace, yet they do not necessarily have the infrastructure required to support the growing number of jets.”

“Aviacare plans to work in conjunction with existing and new FBOs to support growth and ensure a sustainable FBO business is created. Russia is also interesting as the potential implementation of new government policies will require that each business aviation airport has two FBOs to generate more competition. I’m already in touch with the Russian Business Aviation Association to see how I can help,” added Gaisenband.