MAC Air breaks ground for new FBO in Maine
MAC Air Group has broken ground on its first FBO at Portland International Jetport. The new facility is estimated to cost around $6 million.
Completion of the new facility is scheduled for January 2016.
The FBO will comprise two levels with the first floor incorporating first class crew and passenger facilities. The second floor will be dedicated to office space including MAC Air Group’s corporate headquarters. Crew will benefit from a crew lounge and quiet room, flight planning resources, shower facilities and fitness room.
Passenger facilities will include a luxurious customer lounge, executive conference amenities, gourmet catering service and front desk reception area. Keen to emphasize its longevity, MAC Air Group will be decorating the interior with photographs that demonstrate the company’s 56-year aviation history showcasing its continued commitment to its clients.
Allyn Caruso, president of MAC Air Group said: “This month’s ground breaking represents a major milestone for MAC Air Group as it expands its presence at Portland.”
“This month’s ground breaking represents a major milestone for MAC Air Group as it expands its presence at Portland.”
“We have developed a thriving and robust business that continues to grow. As a long-standing, independent family-run business, we will be building on our reputation of delivering excellent customer service to our clients. We look forward to creating a first class FBO for international and domestic VIP business aviation customers. We are very proud to strengthen our ties with Portland International Jetport and look forward to the FBO completion,” added Caruso.
Joe and Tom Caruso founded Bar Harbor Airways in 1947, and then in 1959, Joe Caruso moved his family to Portland, where he established Maine Aviation Corporation. Allyn “AJ” Caruso, Joe’s son, now runs Maine Aviation with his wife, Alysan, general manager, and their son Travis is the company’s vice president of maintenance.