Schaumburg changing aviation services provider at airport for first time
Schaumburg Regional Airport on Tuesday will complete a monthlong transition to end its business relationship with the only fixed base operator to provide aviation services there since the village of Schaumburg acquired the facility in 1994.
Village officials received notification in October that Northwest Flyers intended to end its decades of service as airport FBO on Dec. 31.
Schaumburg immediately sent out a request for proposals from other potential operators and ultimately chose Iowa-based Carver Aero. While Schaumburg Regional Airport was the only location Northwest Flyers served as FBO, Carver Aero operates in that capacity at several -- the nearest being Aurora Municipal Airport, Schaumburg Transportation Director Karyn Robles said.
Among the expanded operations Carver Aero will oversee are general ramp services, major and minor aircraft engine and airframe maintenance and repair, flight training, aircraft charter and leasing, rentals, aircraft and fuel sales, and FAA-approved avionics and instrument repair.
Carver Aero -- which is in the process of rebranding as Revv -- completed its review process with the village this month and entered into a five-year contract effective Feb. 1, Robles said.
Though that's the official start date for the company's service as FBO, it's already at the airport working on the transition while Northwest Flyers has continued to provide fueling services a few weeks beyond its intended departure, she said.
The withdrawal of Northwest Flyers as FBO does not mark its end as a company. It continues to have a presence at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, where it provides charter services, Robles said.