The Cleveland Regional Jetport will have a new fixed base operator, effective July 1.
The Cleveland Municipal Airport Authority approved a contract on Friday with Corporate Flight Management. The fixed base operator will provide maintenance, charter services, flight school, fuel sales and other customer services at the Jetport.
The five year contract provides both CFM and the Airport Authority with exit opportunities annually. Airport Authority members Lynn DeVault and Steve Wright negotiated the contract with CFM.
Following the unanimous vote, Airport Authority members expressed confidence that the new contract was the right move for the Jetport which opened January 25, 2013 on Dry Valley Road.
CFM succeeds Crystal Air as the fixed base operator. Crystal Air was the city's contracted operator at Hardwick Field, the former airport which was replaced by the Jetport. Crystal Air remained the FBO when the city opened the Jetport.
Airport Authority members thanked Crystal Air owner Taylor Newman for his company's years of service to Cleveland.
CFM is also the fixed base operator at the airport in Smyrna, Tennessee and at the John C. Tune Airport in Nashville.