The TAC Air chain, with 13 FBOs in the U.S., has broken ground on a new development at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky. Plans call for building a new FBO terminal, and TAC Air will relinquish its original Blue Grass FBO building to the airport after acquiring and consolidating the facilities of Air51. The airport will use the old TAC Air FBO terminal to expand airport facilities and possibly to expand the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, according to TAC Air.
The new TAC Air FBO facility will feature an 11,500-sq-ft terminal and 45,000 sq ft of new hangar space. The FBO terminal, due for completion in about a year and in time for the 2010 World Equestrian Games, will feature a large passenger lobby, two conference rooms, movie theater room, exercise room, pilot lounge, quiet room, flight planning area and a gift shop and art gallery. Following the agreement by TAC Air to purchase the assets and facilities of Air51, Blue Grass Airport agreed to assign Air51’s leases to TAC Air. TAC Air also took on Air51’s sponsorship of the World Equestrian Games.