Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Airport Board Discusses Potential Conflict

The Fixed Base Operator (FBO) for the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport is now also the FBO for the airport in Livingston, but says there is no conflict of interest between the jobs. The issue was addressed this month at a meeting of the airport board. The Upper Cumberland Airport is jointly owned by Putnam and White Counties, along with the cities of Cookeville and Sparta. They contract with a group called Region Air to run the facility. Eric Walker with Region Air told the the Board this month that the company would be taking over the management operation services for Livingston Municipal Airport. But he says it’s a different kind of operating lease. Basically, he says, they've been contracted to keep the doors open in Livingston and keep fuel in the ground. He told airport board members that he would let them know if any potential conflict between the two jobs arises.