Wilson Air Center Chattanooga named best fixed base operator and more business news

Staff file photo by Tim Barber / Troy Pickett, a Wilson Air operations supervisor, puts away his radio after guiding a twin-engine departure to taxi at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in this file photo.

Wilson Air named best for 2nd year

For the second year in a row, Wilson Air Center Chattanooga has been named the best fixed base operator (FBO) in the country by Professional Pilot Magazine, according to the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport.

The award is based on the feedback of hundreds of pilots who completed the 2021 PRASE (Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment) survey, which ranked Chattanooga's custom-designed general aviation campus the best in the United States, the airport said.

"This designation for the second consecutive year further reinforces our shared commitment to providing a world-class experience in Chattanooga," said Glenn Rivenbark, general manager of the Wilson Air Center Chattanooga campus.

The Chattanooga campus includes a LEED Certified Platinum executive terminal, 120,000 square feet of hangar space and many amenities. The FBO also offers aircraft fueling, airline and freight handling, among many other services.