Northern Air Inc. traces its origins back to the incorporation of Northern Air Services in 1942. It was purchased in 1987 by the AMR Corporation and renamed AMR Combs/AMR Executive Charter. On January 1, 1997, the FBO was purchased from the AMR Corporation by a group led by Mr. Charles R. [Chuck] Cox and renamed Northern Air to recall the original company and its long history of service to the business and general aviation community in West Michigan.
Chuck Cox, known for his dedication to building organizations focused on delivering outstanding customer service, has grown the aviation company to one of the largest FBOs in West Michigan. Chuck serves as a member of the Board of Directors for National Air Transportation Association, participates as an Advisory Council Member for Conoco Phillips and is a member of the World Presidents' Organization. Northern Air is an active participant in a consortium of privately owned FBO's for the purpose of sharing best industry practices.
As the primary FBO at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Northern Air has more than 40 acres, 58,000 square feet of heated aircraft hangar, 37 T-hangars and over 30,000 square feet of office space under lease. Northern Air is also responsible for fueling and on-call maintenance for all major airlines that service the Gerald R. Ford International airport.
Onsite Aircraft Maintenance
Facilities, Security and Quality
- Monthly laboratory fuel testing
- Two full-time certified quality fuel technicians
- Monthly airline fuel quality audits
• On-site De-ice and Anti-ice capabilities
- Nearly 16,000 gallons of on-site fluid storage
- Type I de-ice and Type IV anti-ice capabilities
Why Northern Air, Inc.