Earlier in the year the Bi-County Airport Board for Luzerne/Lackawanna Counties announced that they would begin accepting Statements of Qualifications and Proposals from "qualified Fixed Base Operators" interested in providing those services at AVP.
The Bi-County Airport Board is composed of Timothy McGinley, Robert C. Lawton, and Richard Williams from Luzerne County and County Commissioners Corey O'Brien, James Wansacz, and Patrick O'Malley from Lackawanna County. The Airport Director is Barry J. Centini.
Several companies replied to the RFP/RFQ.
At their July 18th meeting of the Airport Board, it was decided that a contract would be established with Aviation Technologies Inc, which is already billing itself on its website as "AVP's new FBO."
This decision has prompted Saker Aviation to file a complaint and request for preliminary injunction in Motion Court at the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County.
The case will be heard today, July 31.