About Us

How we got
our wings

Flo Newton Merlo founded Global Aviation in 1995. At the time, the company did not have a hangar, nor did it have aircraft.

Fast forward to today.

Global Aviation is a full-service private aviation company with 96,000 square feet of heated hangar space, executive offices, meeting rooms and pilot lounge. Based at the Portland/Hillsboro Airport, the corporation has built a solid reputation for providing the highest degree of aircraft charter, maintenance and FBO services to discerning aircraft owners and charter clientele. As the premiere FBO in the Pacific Northwest, Global Aviation continues to set the standard for full service FBO capabilities through its dedication to unsurpassed customer service.

Global Aviation Team

Our executive facilities feature a pilot lounge along with attractive, fully equipped conference rooms, a flight planning/weather room, outstanding ground support and more.

With a reputation for professional, friendly service and uncompromised levels of safety, we provide our customers with world class general aviation ground support services.

Providing safe, secure, professional service every day is a commitment we don’t take lightly. Our personal approach to each visitor that sets foot in our facility is what truly sets us apart from the competition in and around Portland.

Our mission is to always serve our base tenants and transient visitors with service with a style derived from a standard of excellence.