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POSTED: December 21, 2013 10:03 a.m.
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MidCoast Regional Airport’s general aviation operations now are overseen by Volo Aviation LLC.

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MidCoast Regional Airport this week welcomed a new fixed base operations management-services company to oversee all facets of the airport’s general aviation operations.
Volo Aviation LLC began operations at MCRA on Monday.
MidCoast Regional Airport marks the fifth FBO location for Volo Aviation, which is headquartered in Stratford, Conn. MidCoast joins Volo Aviation FBO locations in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida.
MidCoast General Manager Charlie Martin and line technicians Barry Aston and Kevin Adams will remain on staff at MidCoast, which has two 5,000-foot runways and 24 based aircraft.  
The facility is a joint public- and military-use airport within Fort Stewart and is governed by a Joint Management Board comprised of representatives from the United States Army and civilian joint-venture partners the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, the city of Hinesville and the Liberty County Development Authority.
“We are pleased to begin working in Coastal Georgia,” said Brian Ciambra, Volo Aviation’s senior vice president for FBO operations. “By leveraging our FBO experience and market knowledge, we are very confident that we can assist the Joint Management Board in achieving its goal of enhancing the customer experience while increasing operations and fuel sales.”
Originally constructed in 1942 and known then as the Camp Stewart Army Airfield, the airport historically has served as training grounds for armor and anti-aircraft artillery units.
In 2007, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, the city of Hinesville and the Liberty County Development Authority partnered to construct a new 13,825-square-foot terminal that houses both military and civilian operations.
“We’re glad to welcome Volo Aviation,” MidCoast Regional Airport Joint Management Board Chairman Allen Brown said. “We share a desire to serve our current tenants and local aviation enthusiasts while engaging the community as a whole to increase appreciation for MCRA.”
“We see a great opportunity at MidCoast,” Ciambra added. “The airport boasts beautiful facilities, is a convenient stop near the Georgia coast, and the surrounding community offers a great business environment. We are eager to let folks know about this airport — we feel it is a gem worth sharing.”
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