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Monday, Jul 29 2019

TAC Air - AMA moves forward with plan to rebuild terminal

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by: MyHighPlains StaffPosted: Jul 26, 2019 / 03:59 PM CDT/ Updated: Jul 26, 2019 / 08:02 PM CDT

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — TAC Air is moving forward with their plan to rebuild their existing terminal with a modern approach. 

A temporary terminal will be used until the new one is rebuilt. They plan to start tearing the old one down in the fall and expect to have the project completed in 2020. 

TAC Air hopes to attract more general aviation with the new terminal. TAC Air leases from the airport, and this project is part of the overall airport expansion. Read full story from KAMR >

TAC Air
Wednesday, Jul 24 2019

Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport seeing increase in air travel, adding new terminal

Along with the growth, the airport will be seeing improvements to the parking garage, elevators and taxiways. A new TAC Air executive terminal for private use will also be built within the next 10 to 12 months.

By Arianna Martinez | July 22, 2019 at 5:59 PM CDT - Updated July 22 at 6:41 PM

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - In the past year, the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport has seen about a six percent increase in air travel.

“Once we opened the convention center hotel, it has definitely helped us in bringing in new activities both at the hotel and the Civic Center downtown. And by bringing in state wide, and regional, and in some cases national conventions, that’s how they get here, and so we thought that by adding this in downtown Amarillo we would be increasing activity at the airport, and so far, it’s looking like it’s doing exactly that,” said Dan Quandt, Senior Vice President for Amarillo Convention and Visitor Council.

Before 2015, the airport never really had any kind of advertisement. Since then, they have rolled out the Taking Flight Amarillo Initiative, trying to involve the community in different ways.

“We really have four different groups, and they meet every so often to kind of give us input, we kind of throw ideas off of them and they kind of tell us ‘Hey, this is what we would like to see,’ and then we try to create some plans and programs to make those positive changes,” said Michael Conner, the Director of Aviation.

A few of those plans and programs include highlighting and encouraging women to get into the field. Having kids more involved by teaching geography and showcasing art. One program not up and running yet, but being talked about, is having a scholarship for students studying aviation to keep pilots here in Amarillo.

“We’re looking to do that long term. It’s not an initial roll out program for us, but we’d like to see it," said Conner. “I think it gives an additional to the airport and to show that the airport is concerned about keeping pilots here, and you know, pilots is a big issue in the industry right now.”

Along with the growth, the airport will be seeing improvements to the parking garage, elevators and taxiways. A new TAC Air executive terminal for private use will also be built within the next 10 to 12 months.

View the full story and video from KDFA here.

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Monday, Jul 22 2019

Carry The Load Thankful For Memorial May Participation

Carry The Load reached their goal of raising $2.5 million during the 2019 Memorial May Campaign! As they wrap up their biggest season yet, Carry The Load wants to say THANK YOU to participants, sponsors and non-profit partners for helping our nation's heroes and their families. 

Watch this video from Carry The Load to relive the magic of their 2019 Memorial May Campaign and help spread awareness of the cause. 

TAC - The Arnold Companies has supported Carry The Load for five years as a tangible way to thank, support and celebrate military employees, customers and their families.

TAC - The Arnold Companies
Wednesday, Jul 10 2019

TAC makes two key appointments

Two managerial appointments will allow TAC Air and sister company Keystone Aviation to manage the immediate needs of customers, as well as paving the way for growth opportunities.

The Arnold Companies has made appointments to two key positions within its aviation divisions, TAC Air and Keystone Aviation. Current director of business development Joe Gibney has been appointed vice president and chief operating officer for TAC Air reporting directly to chairman and chief executive officer Greg Arnold. As a part of his new role leading TAC Air, Gibney will also oversee the business management of Keystone Aviation. Along with Gibney's appointment, controller Aaron Fish has been promoted to lead Keystone Aviation as vice president and chief operating officer, reporting to Gibney.

Gibney will focus on the company's established plan for growth and introduce new opportunities and initiatives that play to his wealth of knowledge and experience in aviation, management, real estate and mergers and acquisitions, to strengthen TAC Air's US FBO network.

“Joe's track record and tenure in the aviation industry uniquely qualifies him for this leadership role to drive and grow the businesses of TAC Air and Keystone Aviation to be the best in the industry,” comments Arnold. “It is his deep knowledge of every aspect of the TAC Air business and the innovation required to stay ahead of industry trends that sets him up for success as we implement our strategic growth plan. I am excited with this appointment and look forward to Joe's continued contributions to both TAC Air and Keystone Aviation.”

Prior to this appointment, Gibney was responsible for strategic development and execution of commercial activities including large contracts, into-plane, ground handling and airport development projects for TAC Air as the director of business development. Among many developments, Gibney has been instrumental in the progress of the company's latest FBO venture, TAC Air DAL at the Braniff Centre, Dallas Love Field airport, which opens 1 August, 2019.

Before joining TAC Air in 2017 Gibney served in leadership and operations management for over 20 years with ASIG and Signature Flight Support. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with an emphasis in aviation.

“I am excited to take on this strategic leadership role for TAC Air and look forward to partnering with Aaron Fish in his new role leading Keystone Aviation as vice president and chief operating officer,” says Gibney. “The strength of the teams across both companies will help us quickly manage the immediate needs of our customers and allow us to invigorate growth opportunities in the near future for continued long term success.”

Aaron Fish begins his new role as VP and COO immediately. “After 15 years at Keystone Aviation partnering on financial management and strategic direction we are excited to promote Aaron to this corporate leadership role and utilise his planning and oversight experience to better the future of Keystone Aviation,” adds Arnold.

Fish joined Keystone Aviation from Resource Management Inc in 2005 as assistant controller, and was promoted to controller in 2010 where he expanded his duties across corporate initiatives for both TAC Air and Keystone Aviation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Utah and is expected to complete his Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Business in the spring of 2020.

TAC Air operates a network of FBOs spanning 15 locations across the US from Salt Lake City, Utah in the West to Hartford, Connecticut in the East.

Keystone Aviation is an ACSF, ARG/US and Wyvern audited provider of aircraft charter, management, maintenance and parts, based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Both companies are divisions of TAC - The Arnold Companies, a Texas-based aviation services and energy marketing company.

Click here to read the full story on the Business Air News website >

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Monday, Jul 1 2019

TAC - The Arnold Companies Names Joe Gibney Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TAC Air

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Tad W Perryman, VP Marketing214-538-5475 | tperryman@tacair.com

Promotes Aaron Fish to oversee Keystone Aviation as the newly appointed Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Dallas, Texas (July 1, 2019) - The Arnold Companies announced the promotion and appointment of two key positions within its aviation divisions, TAC Air and Keystone Aviation, a TAC Air company. Joe Gibney, current Director of Business Development has been appointed Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for TAC Air reporting directly to Greg Arnold, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TAC - The Arnold Companies. As a part of his new role leading TAC Air, Gibney will also oversee the business management of Keystone Aviation. Along with Gibney’s appointment, Aaron Fish, current Controller for Keystone Aviation, has been promoted to lead Keystone Aviation as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer reporting to Gibney.

Gibney will focus on the company’s established plan for growth and introduce new opportunities and initiatives that play to his wealth of knowledge and experience in aviation, management, real estate and M&A to strengthen TAC Air as the premier ground services provider of U.S. fixed base operators (FBOs). 

“Joe’s track record and tenure in the aviation industry uniquely qualifies him for this leadership role to drive and grow the businesses of TAC Air and Keystone Aviation to be the best in the industry,” commented Arnold. “It is his deep knowledge of every aspect of the TAC Air business and the innovation required to stay ahead of industry trends that sets Joe up for success as we implement our strategic growth plan. I am excited with this appointment and look forward to Joe’s continued contributions to both TAC Air and Keystone Aviation.”

Prior to this appointment, Gibney was responsible for strategic development and execution of commercial activities including large contracts, into-plane, ground handling and airport development projects for TAC Air as the Director of Business Development. Among the many developments, Gibney has been instrumental in the progress of the company’s latest FBO venture, TAC Air – DAL at the Braniff Centre, Dallas Love Field Airport opening August 1, 2019. 

Before joining TAC Air in 2017 Gibney served in leadership and operations management for over 20 years with ASIG and Signature Flight Support. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with an emphasis in aviation.

“I am excited to take on this strategic leadership role for TAC Air and look forward to partnering with Aaron Fish in his new role leading Keystone Aviation as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. The strength of the teams across both companies will help us quickly manage the immediate needs of our customers and allow us to invigorate growth opportunities in the near future for continued long term success,” said Gibney.

Aaron Fish will begin his new role as VP/COO immediately. “After 15 years at Keystone Aviation partnering on financial management and strategic direction we are excited to promote Aaron up to this corporate leadership role and utilize his planning and oversight experience to better the future of Keystone Aviation,” added Arnold.

Fish joined Keystone Aviation from Resource Management Inc. in 2005 as Assistant Controller and was promoted to Controller in 2010 where he expanded his duties across corporate initiatives for both TAC Air and Keystone Aviation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Utah and is expected to complete his Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Business in the spring of 2020.

About TAC Air & Keystone Aviation

TAC Air is an aviation ground services company providing the highest level of service available in fixed base operations with more than 700 associates in its network of operations spanning 15 locations across the U.S. from Salt Lake City, Utah in the West to Hartford, Connecticut in the East and its newest FBO opening in Dallas, Texas in the south on August 1, 2019. TAC Air is a division of TAC - The Arnold Companies, a Texas-based aviation services and energy marketing company.

Keystone Aviation, a TAC Air company, is the intermountain west’s largest provider of aircraft charter, management, maintenance and parts. For over 20 years private and personalized service has been at the forefront of each segment of business for Keystone Aviation. The company is regularly audited by third-party industry examiners including Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF), ARG/US and Wyvern.

Learn more about the passion for great service TAC Air is providing pilots, aircraft owners, airlines and government/military at www.tacair.com. Learn more about personalized aircraft services including charter, management and maintenance at www.keystoneaviation.com. For more information about TAC – The Arnold Companies visit www.thearnoldcos.com.

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