SUMMARY OF ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT
FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
FOR MONDAY, AUG. 17, 1992 THROUGH FRIDAY, AUG. 21, 1992
v. Harvey E. Koudela
Criminal No.: 5:92CR267 (N.D. Ohio)
was filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, Ohio, charging
Harvey E. Koudela, former Director of Facilities Construction
for Akron City Hospital, with violating 18 U.S.C, § 666 (theft
or bribery concerning programs receiving Federal funds) by corruptly
accepting or agreeing to accept payment with the intent to be
influenced and rewarded in connection with a series of asbestos
removal contracts at Akron City Hospital.
Will Not Oppose Page Avjet/Butler
Aviation Merger Following Actions Taken to Eliminate
The Department of Justice,
Antitrust Division, will not oppose Page Avjet Airport Services
Inc.'s (of Orlando, Florida) proposed acquisition of Butler Aviation
International Inc. (of Irving, Texas) after the parties eliminated
the competitive concerns at Boston's Logan International Airport.
Both companies provide fixed base operator (FBO) services to general
aviation customers at various airports throughout the United States.
FBO services include the sale of jet fuel and the provision of
terminal services to general aviation customers. Page Avjet and
Butler Aviation are the two largest FBOs in the United States
with 1991 total revenues of $156 million and $101 million, respectively,
and the only two FBOs at Boston's Logan International Airport.
The parties agreed to relinquish, simultaneously with the closing
of their transaction, their leasehold on half of the general aviation
terminal to Massport, the airport authority governing Logan. Massport
can relet this lease, creating a second competing FBO at Logan.
Copies of legal filings are available from the Legal Procedure Unit,
Antitrust Division, Room 3233, Telephone No.: 514-2481.