With the NBAA convention taking place nearby in Orlando, representatives from Hernando County Airport on the Gulf Coast side of the state are on hand (Booth No. 4141) to show off new expansion plans. Hernando County is one of the fastest growing areas in the state, and though the airport has two runways of more 5,000 feet and a new control tower, officials recognized that it had a lack of storage space for larger business aircraft. To remedy that, the Tampa-area airport, named Florida’s general aviation airport of the year last year by the Florida Department of Transportation, has embarked on a new construction project.
Plans call for a new 32,000-sq-ft hangar and 1.3 acres of new ramp on a four-acre parcel of land adjacent to the airport’s primary runway. The hangar will include a 32- by 120-foot door able to accommodate most business aircraft types. The airport authorities are currently looking for a maintenance provider or completions specialist to serve as a tenant in the new structure and say they will adjust the floor plan, hangar and shop layout as required. The entire structure can be climate-controlled.
The Brooksville, Fla. facility is located 40 minutes north of Tampa International Airport. More than 120 businesses are located at the Hernando County Airport and Business Complex. This multi-modal site offers many logistics solutions with its proximity to nearby interstate highway 75. It also has an onsite rail park with direct access to the Port of Tampa.