New condo-style hangars at AUS

 - December 19, 2007, 6:43 AM

Aviation Development Group (ADG), in affiliation with Signature Flight Support, has announced plans to construct a private, master-planned hangar community at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, Texas. When complete, the development will feature 69 individual condo-type hangars totaling approximately 215,000 sq ft, designed to house everything from single-engine aircraft to business jets as large as a Citation X.

The first phase of the development, tentatively scheduled to break ground early next year, consists of 23 hangars with a standard size of either 50-by-50 feet or 60-by-60 feet. As part of its construction plans, ADG can also accommodate customers who need to include crew quarters, restrooms or office space. Each hangar has standard features such as electrically controlled bi-fold doors, metal halide lighting and gated access. Optional amenities include polished concrete floors, security systems and compressed air, which ADG said makes the development appealing to small charter companies or corporate flight departments.

Convenient to Runway 17L/35R, the 20-acre site has road access from General Aviation Way just south of the existing T-hangar complex adjacent to Taxiway Bravo.

There has been an acute need for hangar space in the Austin area since the closure of Robert Mueller Municipal Airport–which was replaced by the new Austin-Bergstrom facility–and Austin Executive Airpark in 1999. “We intend to satisfy that need,” said Michael Dunn, ADG’s founder and manager of real estate investment and development.

ADG has also launched comparable hangar projects at Palm Springs (Calif.) Airport, which includes 16 executive hangars. It is expected to begin construction this fall. The company finished a similar 16-hangar facility at Steamboat Springs Airport in Colorado earlier this year.