Kent Atkin, owner and CEO of Atkin Air in Lincoln, which offers the gamut of private aircraft services, including maintenance and charter flying, figures there are "several hundred, if not more" in aircraft management in the region.
"As an employer, we have to be very careful to protect ourselves from anybody stealing our client base," he
...Atkin, the owner of the Lincoln company, sees the growth in general aviation reflected in his business.He
said everything started getting busier about eight months after Sept. 11.
said, "A lot of people looked at buying an airplane, who prior to that wouldn't consider it."
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