Hangar Ten held a grand opening for the second phase of its Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport FBO in Kansas City, Mo., on October 6. “With this new facility, we are bringing great hometown service that far exceeds anything currently available,” said owner James Stowers, who shared the ribbon-cutting duties with Missouri governor Jay Nixon.
The new facility includes a two-story 26,000-sq-ft FBO terminal with multiple crew rest areas and sleeping rooms that can be used overnight like hotel rooms or as day quarters for shorter rest periods. Amenities include a fitness center with men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers. Phase two includes a 29,000-sq-ft hangar and a 40,000-gallon fuel farm. The next phase will include a 22,000-sq-ft hangar and 17,000 sq ft of office space on the 10-acre Hangar Ten property.
Hangar Ten was designed by Dye Aviation Facilities, based in Atlanta, and incorporates solar water heaters, a large skylight and solar light pipes, translucent wall panels, exterior sunshades and insulated glass with Low E coatings, reflective roof, low water-use landscaping and large overhead circulating fans, all of which should reduce annual energy costs by about 75 to 80 percent.