TAC AIR ACQUIRES CENTRAL FLYING SERVICE FACILITIES

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (January 30th, 2015) – TAC Air has purchased the facilities of Central Flying Service at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) in Little Rock, and will operate its fueling, ground handling, hangar operations and other related services as part of the TAC Air network. Also included is the purchase of Airport Services Inc., which provides airline fueling services at LIT. Terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.

“The move makes sense for everyone,” said Christian Sasfai, Vice President & COO for TAC Air. He added, “The TAC Air network brings added value to customers.  Through our volume buying capability, fuel supply and other services will be improved at LIT”. TAC Air’s handling of line and fueling services will allow Central Flying Service to focus on their core business. Under the terms of the purchase, Central Flying Service operates as a tenant of TAC Air, while continuing to provide their full range of aviation services including aircraft sales, charter, flight training and a complete range of maintenance offerings.

Dick Holbert, President of Central Flying Service, added “We will continue offering services which provide Central Arkansas with unmatched aviation options.” Both Sasfai and Holbert agreed that the move allows each service provider to focus on what they do best.

New ground handling equipment has already arrived, with major improvements in general aviation facilities already in the planning stages. Sasfai stated that TAC Air has committed to investing “several million dollars” of private capital in the west side of the airport. “We started working with architects even before closing the transaction,” said Sasfai, who added that a major announcement including news on an executive terminal will be made as soon as plans are finalized.

In the meantime, all airport fixed base operator (FBO) services will be provided from the far north executive terminal on the west side of the airport. Historic “Hangar 1,” the other former Central Flying Service executive terminal, will no longer host FBO services, but will continue to be the facility from which The Flight Deck Restaurant and Catering and Central Flying Service’s Aircraft Sales, Charter and Flight Training will operate.

The transaction closed on January 30th, with all LIT line services operating February 1st under the TAC Air brand. In August 2014, TAC Air purchased the assets of fixed base operator  Supermarine at LIT, which expanded the TAC Air network to a total of 14 locations. TAC Air’s other Arkansas FBOs are located in Fort Smith and Texarkana.

Operating since 1986, TAC Air has won numerous awards for safety and customer service, including being named “#1 FBO Chain” twice in recent years by the readers of Professional Pilot magazine.

Central Flying Service was founded in 1939 as a Civilian Pilot Training Center and is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year as one of the nation’s largest full service private aviation companies.

TAC Air Expanding Large Cabin Hangar Capacity in Northeast

Plans on the drawing board for Hartford, CT facility

Artist's rendering of TAC Air hangar at BDL

Artist’s rendering of TAC Air hangar at BDL

DALLAS, Texas (January 29, 2015) – TAC Air is in the development stages of increasing hangar capacity at the chain’s Fixed Base Operation (FBO) located at Bradley International Airport (KBDL) in Windsor Locks, CT. The FBO operator has entered into an agreement in principal with the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) for the development.

The development will include hangar space capable of accommodating the latest generation of large cabin business jets, including the Gulfstream G650 and Bombardier Global 7000. Plans also allow for “build to suit” office space for the first tenant commitments.

Like TAC Air BDL, the hangar will be located on the preferred side of the airport for easiest access to the Hartford business district and other ground transportation.  According to TAC Air VP & COO Christian Sasfai, “When you look at the footprint of the next generation of large cabin business jets, where they are being based, then combine that data with the current available hangar inventory in the region, there will be a shortage of space. We are acting now in order to meet the coming demand.”

In addition to the planned BDL developments, TAC Air has just completed renovations of their executive terminals at Salt Lake City International (SLC) and Provo Municipal (PVU) airports in Utah, and has several “major announcements” to make in the coming weeks regarding more capital improvements across the network.

Comprised of a network of 14 FBOs from the Atlantic Seaboard to the Intermountain Rockies, TAC Air has won numerous awards for safety and customer service, including being named “#1 FBO Chain” twice in recent years by the readers of Professional Pilot magazine.

For leasing information on the new hangar, contact Ed Malec, TAC Air BDL General Manager at 860.627.3300 or emalec@tacair.com.

TAC AIR ADDS 14th LOCATION

Little Rock (LIT) is newest for fixed base operator network

TAC Air LIT Executive Terminal

TAC Air LIT Executive Terminal

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 1st, 2014) – TAC Air has purchased the assets of Supermarine of Little Rock LLC and has started operating the fixed base operation (FBO) located at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) in Little Rock, AR. Terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.

The transaction expands the TAC Air network to a total of 14 locations. TAC Air’s other Arkansas FBOs are located in Fort Smith and Texarkana.

The Little Rock TAC Air fixed base operation provides a wide range of aviation support services, including fueling, hangar space, and ground handling, plus other services as part of the TAC Air network.

“We’re extremely excited to be bringing our quick turns, competitive prices and award-winning service to Little Rock,” said Christian Sasfai, Vice President & COO for TAC Air.

Operating since 1986, TAC Air has won numerous awards for safety and customer service, including being named “#1 FBO Chain” twice in recent years by the readers of Professional Pilot magazine.

 

TAC Air Enters Into Purchase Agreement With Supermarine of Little Rock

FBO Chain Grows To 14 Locations, 3 in Arkansas.

A TAC Air line technician fuels an aircraft.

A TAC Air line technician fuels an aircraft.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 15, 2014) – TAC Air has entered into an agreement with Supermarine of Little Rock LLC to purchase the assets of their fixed base operation (FBO) located at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) in Little Rock, AR. Terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.

The transaction is expected to close in August and will expand the TAC Air network to a total of 14 locations. TAC Air’s other Arkansas FBOs are located in Fort Smith and Texarkana.

The Little Rock TAC Air fixed base operation will provide a wide range of aviation support services, including fueling, hangar space, and ground handling, plus other services as part of the TAC Air network.

“We’re extremely excited to be bringing our quick turns, competitive prices and award-winning service to Little Rock,” said Christian Sasfai, Vice President & COO for TAC Air. Operating since 1986, TAC Air has won numerous awards for safety and customer service, including being named “#1 FBO Chain” twice in recent years by the readers of Professional Pilot magazine.

TAC Air gets front row seat to coaching hires

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (April 25, 2014) – NBC affiliate WBIR interviews TAC Air TYS General Manager Randall Honea about the importance of discretion in handling high profile customers and events.

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TAC Air Developing New Customs & Border Protection Facility Adjacent To OMA Executive Terminal

Agreement in Principal Reached with Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska

For Immediate Release

Architectural rendering of new customs facility adjacent to TAC Air OMA

Architectural rendering of new customs facility adjacent to TAC Air OMA

DALLAS, Texas (January 20, 2014)– TAC Air, a division of Truman Arnold Companies, has reached an agreement in principal with the Omaha Airport Authority to construct a new state-of-the-art Customs &  Border Protection (CBP) facility adjacent to the fixed base operator’s executive terminal. Construction of the new 2,200 square foot facility is scheduled for completion mid to late 2014.

“The location of this new customs facility will allow seamless ground handling for international arrivals into Omaha,” according to TAC Air OMA General Manager Mike Wilwerding.

TAC Air has been providing fixed base operation, ground handling, hangar, and fueling services at OMA for military, commercial airlines and general aviation since 1998. While operating at OMA, TAC Air has twice been named “#1 Large FBO Chain,” as well as “Best Line Service” and “Best Value” by the readers of Professional Pilot magazine, and has also received numerous awards from the Employer Support of the Guard And Reserve for veteran employment.

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TAC Air currently has fixed-based operations with more than 400 associates in 13 cities: Amarillo, TX (AMA), Denver, CO (APA), Fort Smith, AR (FSM), Hartford, CT (BDL), Knoxville, TN (TYS), Lexington, KY (LEX), Omaha, NE (OMA), Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU), Shreveport, LA (SHV), St. Louis, MO (SUS), Salt Lake City, UT (SLC), Provo, UT (PVU) and Texarkana, AR (TXK). TAC Air has been recognized in Professional Pilot magazine as “#1 U.S. FBO Chain” in 2006 and 2011. To learn more about TAC Air, log on to www.tacair.com.
Truman Arnold Companies (TAC) is a Texarkana, Texas-based company founded by Truman Arnold in 1964 as a branded petroleum jobber. Today, TAC is a leading regional petroleum marketing company, offering customers a variety of services through its network of petroleum terminals and aviation Fixed Base Operations (FBO) facilities. The private company and its subsidiaries has more than 700 associates with fuel volumes approaching a billion gallons annually, and ranks as one of the top private companies in the United States by Forbes magazine. To learn more, log on to www.trumanarnoldcompanies.com

 

CHATTANOOGA METROPOLITAN AIRPORT AUTHORITY ACQUIRES TAC AIR FBO

 

DALLAS, Texas (January 10, 2014) – Today, the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority (CMAA) acquired TAC Air’s fixed base operation at the Chattanooga Airport (CHA) in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Terms of the agreement are not being released by TAC Air. The transaction goes into effect Saturday, January 11.

TAC Air started operations at CHA over a decade ago, acquiring the assets of Krystal Aviation. The FBO has been active on the field and in the community during its period of operation, hosting events, fly-ins, cook-outs and more. TAC Air has partnered locally with many organizations, including The Hixson Museum of Flight, Make-A-Wish, TC Thompson Children’s Hospital, and The Partnership for Families, Children and Adults.

While in operation at CHA, TAC Air was the recipient of numerous safety and customer service awards, including twice being named “#1 Large FBO Chain” by the readers of Professional Pilot magazine.

TAC Air will continue to operate its other 13 fixed base operations, and is expected to announce expansion of services at existing locations as well as entry in to new markets this year.

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TAC Air currently has fixed-based operations with more than 400 associates in 13 cities: Amarillo, TX (AMA), Denver, CO (APA), Fort Smith, AR (FSM), Hartford, CT (BDL), Knoxville, TN (TYS), Lexington, KY (LEX), Omaha, NE (OMA), Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU), Shreveport, LA (SHV), St. Louis, MO (SUS), Salt Lake City, UT (SLC), Provo, UT (PVU) and Texarkana, AR (TXK). TAC Air has been recognized in Professional Pilot magazine as “#1 U.S. FBO Chain” in 2006 and 2011. To learn more about TAC Air, log on to www.tacair.com.
Truman Arnold Companies (TAC) is a Texarkana, Texas-based company founded by Truman Arnold in 1964 as a branded petroleum jobber. Today, TAC is a leading regional petroleum marketing company, offering customers a variety of services through its network of petroleum terminals and aviation Fixed Base Operations (FBO) facilities. The private company and its subsidiaries has more than 700 associates with fuel volumes approaching a billion gallons annually, and ranks as one of the top private companies in the United States by Forbes magazine. To learn more, log on to www.trumanarnoldcompanies.com

TAC Air Hosts Third Annual ‘Cool Yule Fly-In’ for Children and Families

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (December 20, 2013) – Christmas came early for some area women and children today at  TAC Air, as the third annual ‘Cool Yule Fly-In’ was held at the fixed-base-operators Chattanooga facility.

The annual event is designed to share holiday cheer with families who are spending their holidays at the Partnership’s Domestic Violence Center.  Santa gave his reindeer a rest today, opting to fly to TAC Air in a bright red restored T-28 airplane to greet children from the Partnership.  After landing, Santa handed out toys to the children, provided by The Forgotten Child Fund.

Sandra Hollet, CEO of the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults said, “The Cool Yule Fly-In is always a special holiday experience for the families from the Partnership.  We are extremely grateful for the support of TAC Air”.

Santa’s fly-in was held in conjunction with the cookout  TAC Air hosts each month for its customers.  TAC Air also provided lunch for the children and families visiting. An added attraction this year was a brilliant red fire truck  The Forgotten Child Fund had display for the children to tour.

“We look forward to spreading some holiday cheer to the children from The Partnership,” said Pam McAllister, General Manager for TAC Air in Chattanooga.  “This event is a great way to bring together our friends, wonderful staff and the families from The Partnership for a celebration that everyone looks forward to throughout the year.”

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CHILDREN’S FLIGHT OF HOPE HOSTS GALA AT TAC AIR RDU

Fixed Base Operation Provides Backdrop For Major Fundraising Event’s Tenth Anniversary 

RALEIGH – DURHAM, North Carolina (November 22, 2013) –  Children’s Flight of Hope (CFOH) is proud to announce the annual A Vintage Affair: The Sky’s the Limit! gala on November 8, 2013 at TAC Air at RDU raised $195,600! Now in its tenth year, this fundraising event is a celebration of the mission of Children’s Flight of Hope and raises 1/3 of the organization’s annual operating budget.

A hangar at TAC Air is transformed for the event

A hangar at TAC Air is transformed for the event

“This year’s theme, The Sky’s the Limit, represents the great strides CFOH has taken to-date and the limitless potential Children’s Flight of Hope has to assist children who are in need of air transportation to seek medical treatment,” said CFOH executive director Staci Barfield. “Guests raved about the TAC Air hangar as it provided a perfect backdrop for this unique, top-notch event and is a space that few ever get to see otherwise. The TAC Air staff was beyond courteous and helpful; the best group we have ever had the pleasure of working with. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership and are grateful for their support!”

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About Children’s Flight of Hope
Established in 1991, the mission of Children’s Flight of Hope is to provide free air transportation to and from medical facilities for seriously ill or injured children who – due to medical, financial or logistical reasons – cannot travel to their destinations by any other method.Children’s Flight of Hope offers our services at no cost to children between birth and eighteen years of age and serves families regardless of race, religious affiliation or medical diagnosis. We offer our services to children and families within the eastern region of the United States, keeping our support to a 600-nautical-mile radius from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Lack of transportation to the treatment facilities, which can be located far from their homes, prevents many seriously ill and injured children from receiving the specialized medical care they need although it may be readily available. We strive to take away the worries associated with transportation so the family can focus on what’s most important: the health of their child. For more information, visit www.cfoh.org.

TAC AIR ASSISTS WITH RESCUE FLIGHT

TAC Air Assists with Rescue FlightTAC Air AMA Helps the Pilots N Paws Organization

 

DALLAS, Texas (July 26, 2013) – TAC Air, a division of Truman Arnold Companies, recently played a part in a Pilots N Paws rescue mission to get a retired Marine K9 to his new temporary home. This is the fourth transport that TAC Air AMA has aided with so far this year.

Solo, a retired Marine K9 bomb sniffer, was adopted by his handler Greg Adzima eight months ago. Since adopting Solo, Greg has been deployed back to Afghanistan for another year. With his deployment approaching it was imperative that Solo be moved from MCB Camp Pendleton, CA where he currently resides to Pottstown, PA where he will be living with Greg’s parents until Greg’s return.

Pilots N Paws is a nonprofit organization that serves as a place for people who rescue animals and volunteer pilots and plane owners to come together to arrange rescue flights and foster care for animals across the country. TAC Air AMA served as a resting and refueling point for the passengers and crew on Solo’s journey to Pennsylvania.

In addition to this assignment, TAC Air AMA has joined with Pilots N Paws this year to transport two English Pointers from a shelter in Houston to Salida, CO and another Pointer going from Clovis, NM to Nebraska.

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