October 21, 2014
Fireblade Aviation opens first FBO at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport
South African-based business aviation concern Fireblade Aviation has opened the first and only Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. The Fireblade Aviation FBO, which became operational on September 1st, 2014, already serves domestic aircraft having welcomed its first private jet on September 2nd, 2014. It is anticipated that full approval for the dedicated Customs and Immigration Service will be given by the end of the year making it the first FBO in South Africa to welcome international travellers. The state-of-the-art facility, which represents an investment of R165m (US$15m) by Nicky and Jonathan Oppenheimer is a culmination of the owners’ lifetime passion for the aviation sector and a desire to fulfill a market demand for a world-class international FBO facility at South Africa’s main airport.