Thunder Aviation takes St. Louis by storm

 - May 6, 2008, 10:15 AM

Earlier this year, Thunder Aviation at Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS) opened a new 30,000-sq-ft hangar adjacent to its terminal building. The new facility gives the FBO a total of 110,000 sq ft under roof, with more than 80,000 sq ft of aircraft storage space. Overnight hangar storage is available as are plane-side vehicle transfer, cabin cleaning service, lavatory service, ground power units, maintenance and an avionics shop. For passengers, there is a conference room with seating for 10, a guest-services concierge, rental cars on site and gourmet catering. For pilots, Thunder has crew lounges, a pilot center with WSI Pilotbrief weather available, quick  turnaround, crew cars and a courtesy shuttle–even transportation to a golf course adjacent to the airport.
Separately, Spirit of St. Louis Airport was selected by the FAA to receive its 2002 Central Region safety enhancement award. The award goes to airports that have gone three consecutive years with no discrepancies on their annual safety inspections. The airport also received the award in 1994.