Banyan Air Service has been honoured by the City of Fort Lauderdale with a proclamation recognising its 40th anniversary at Fort Lauderdale Executive airport.
The proclamation was signed by mayor Dean J. Trantalis and read by commissioner Heather Moraitis during the City Commission regular meeting held at City Hall on Andrews Avenue.
The proclamation highlighted some of the achievements and recognitions of Banyan during the last 40 years and also mentioned Banyan's commitment to rebuilding a hospital and nursing school in a small village of Egbe in rural Nigeria where Don Campion was born and raised. The result of this commitment is that the hospital now provides medical and health care to over 1,800 patients per month who otherwise would have no access to critical services.
Campion says: “Our vision has always been in alignment with that of the City of Fort Lauderdale. We really strive to attract businesses and at the same time bring a big benefit to the neighbourhoods around us. It has been a joy of my life's work being at Executive airport and working with the management and city in creating one of the best airports in the country. We hope to match that reputation in our aviation services.”
Banyan Air Service is an FBO with more than one million square feet of hangar and office space within an 85 acre aviation complex. Banyan provides ground services, aircraft sales, heavy maintenance and interior modifications, turbine engine service, structural repairs, avionics installations and services, and aircraft part sales. Its aircraft sales department is the southeast sales and service centre for the HondaJet and it also operates Banyan Pilot Shop and the Jet Runway Café.