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Lehigh Valley Aviation Services FBO

Hangar 7, currently Lehigh Valley Aviation Services, was built in 1958 and was home to Bethlehem Steel’s aviation department.  In 1985, Bethlehem Steel eliminated their flight department in a money saving move for the already struggling company.  In 2004, the Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority took over operations of the FBO. Lehigh Valley Aviation Services is a member of the Air Elite Network and is a full- service FBO. Amenities include a recently renovated passenger terminal and kitchen, a pilot’s lounge, flight planning room, ten-seat conference room, concierge services, a crew car, and a courtesy shuttle.  Many more amenities are available at Lehigh Valley Aviation Services, come visit us and see all we have to offer!

Our expert staff are at your service!

We believe in the highest quality of service for all of our customers. Our staff is trained to accommodate any request and deliver the utmost best experience for those traveling through Lehigh Valley Aviation Services.

Marjorie Rappa

FBO General Manager of Lehigh Valley Aviation Services, brings over ten years of aviation experience to her current position. Marjorie obtained her private pilot’s license in 2003 and graduated from Embry-Riddle in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical studies. Mrs. Rappa’s extensive knowledge of aviation provides her with the fundamentals needed to ensure Lehigh Valley Aviation Services exceeds guests’ expectations when visiting our facility. Marjorie works directly with the customer service staff to guarantee the highest level of service is provided to both our internal and external customers. Mrs. Rappa continuously works on developing and improving the current customer service standards at Lehigh Valley Aviation Services and ensures all employees adhere to those standards.

Dawn Smith

Manager of Safety and Compliance, brings over 30 years of aviation and quality assurance experience to Lehigh Valley Aviation Services. Having worked as a Station Audit Standards Specialist and Quality Control Representative for six years with United Airlines, Dawn has the background knowledge needed to maintain a safe and effective operation. Safety is one of Lehigh Valley Aviation Services core functions. Ms.Smith is dedicated to enhancing, maintaining, and implementing the highest level of safety amongst her team members and ensuring all staff is highly trained to meet industry standards. Dawn’s extensive knowledge of aviation is seen through her understanding of the FAA’s rules and regulations, ATA 103, and NFPA 407 requirements. Through her years of experience, Ms.Smith seamlessly continues to train all team members to the highest standards of safety.

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