FBOs and Services


Central American Airways

Central American building photoCentral American Airways occupies the oldest remaining hangar at Bowman Field. Central American started business at Bowman Field in 1946 in the old terminal building. The hangar dates to 1928 when Curtiss Flying Service initiated operations.

In 1950, Central American leased the facility, and has been operating from it ever since. Central American renovated its 20-year-old structure in 2005-updating restrooms and the pilots’ and VIP lounges.

Central American services include charters, jet fuel, aviation gas and aircraft maintenance. Thrifty Car Rental is located in the lobby of Central American and provides a convenient location for travelers and area residents to make car rental arrangements.

In addition, Central American has a pilot lounge, flight planning room, WiFi and concierge services.

For more information about Central American Airways, visit www.centralamericanairways.com or call (502) 458-3211.

Louisville Executive Aviation

Executive AviationIn 2004, Louisville Executive Aviation (LEA) opened its doors at Bowman Field. The hangar, offices and restrooms were renovated with new flooring installed throughout the lobby area. The pilots’ lounge and flight planning room offer WSI weather services in a comfortable atmosphere. In addition to aircraft fueling, cleaning and storage services, LEA offers wireless Internet access and concierge services.

LEA provides aircraft maintenance through its partner, Aviation Technology, Inc.

For more information about Louisville Executive Aviation, visit www.louisvilleexecutive.com or call Mark Geary at (502) 292-4800. For Aviation Technology, Inc., call or visit www.aviationtec.com or (502) 361-7130.

General Services

Classic Biplane Tours, LLC

Classic Biplane Tours offers scenic tours of Louisville in a replica of a classic open-cockpit biplane. For more information contact, Steve Koch at (502) 836-5252 or visit www.classicbiplanetours.com.

Rush & Company Aerial Advertising
Banner-towing airplane. For more information contact, Penny Rush at (502) 425-2500.


Business Partner Services

Bowman Business Center

The Automated Flight Service Station facility was constructed in 1975 to become the Federal Aviation Administration’s Louisville Flight Service Station and General Aviation District Office (AFSS/GADO). In 2008, the FAA no longer required use of the facility. The facility, owned and maintained by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, would become known as the Bowman Business Center.

The Bowman Business Center features nearly 10,000 square feet of rental space for aviation industry and non-aviation industry tenants.

Current tenants:

  • Suite A (1,890 sq ft) – Transportation Security Administration
  • Suite B (1,645 sq ft) – Hanson Professional Services, Inc
  • Suite C (2,274 sq ft) –  Globalair.com, an aviation services web-based company


Suite D (1,536 sq ft) and Suite E (2,544 sq ft) are available for lease.

If you would like to lease space in the Bowman Business Center, or have questions about the business center and leasing options, please contact Adam Thomas  (LRAA Properties Department) at (502) 363-8508.

Bowman Business Partner Information

Minimum Standards for Commercial Operations

Effective July 1, 2007, the LRAA Board adopted minimum standards for commercial operators at Bowman Field.

LRAA – Bowman Field Minimum Standards

Applications for Independent and other Commercial Operators

Below are applications for Independent Operators and other Commercial Operators.

Commercial Aeronautical Activity Application – Commercial Operators Excluding Independents
Commercial Aeronautical Activity Application – Independent Operators Only