October 14, 1990 |
When he took over daily operations of ailing Air California in 1982, one of the first things developer William Lyon did was look around for ways to trim costs. As a home builder, he was used to dealing with subcontractors to keep his own payroll lean. And he saw no reason why the same sort of system wouldn't work in the airline business. It did. In an industry first, Lyon hired T.G. Shown Associates to handle AirCal's air cargo marketing operation.
December 21, 1993
Richard M. Janisse voluntarily resigned as president of Martin Aviation last week, the company said Monday, adding that owner William Lyon has become president and CEO of the small-plane services company. Janisse had been president of the company, based at John Wayne Airport, for three years. Lyon, a local home builder, is owner of Air/Lyon Inc., parent company of Martin Aviation.
September 18, 1990 |
Former World Airways chief executive Richard M. Janisse on Monday was named president and chief executive of expansion-minded Martin Aviation, an arm of developer William Lyon's growing aviation service business. Janisse, 41, replaces Marvin Tuomala, a Martin employee for 14 years and president since 1986. In a prepared statement, Martin Aviation said Tuomala resigned last week "to pursue other business interests."
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March 31, 1993 |
Martin Aviation won approval Tuesday from the Orange County Board of Supervisors to build a $3.8-million facility at John Wayne Airport to service and store private aircraft. The board voted 4 to 0, with Supervisor William G. Steiner abstaining, to approval the deal, which is for a 20-year lease of the 10-acre area. Martin Aviation plans to demolish its present 25-year-old quarters to make way for the two-story building and hangar for corporate aircraft.
April 24, 1990 |
In a deal that increases its holdings at John Wayne Airport by about 50%, Martin Aviation said Tuesday that it has agreed to buy the assets of a competing ground services firm, Million Air. The acquisition is the fourth in a string of purchases by Newport Beach developer William Lyon and former AirCal president David A. Banmiller since the two teamed up late last year to build a national aircraft, aviation services and charter network.