Galaxy Aviation Begins New Hangar Complex at PBI

 - May 4, 2013, 4:50 AM

Florida-based FBO chain Galaxy Aviation expects to break ground this month on a new hangar complex at its Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) facility. Known as Hangar 1, the 75,000-sq-ft concrete tilt-wall structure will have 28-foot-high doors capable of accommodating aircraft up to the size of a G650, and will be divided into two bays of approximately 33,000 sq ft each. Designed to provide shelter against the worst Florida weather, its construction will exceed hurricane wind code requirements, and the 16 private office suites will have hurricane impact glass storefront entries. A foam fire protection system, lightning protection, surveillance cameras and a card access system complete the security precautions. The hangar will also feature its own lounge and gallery with separate WSI, flight-planning and catering areas. The addition of the new hangar will bring Galaxy’s hangar space at PBI to 225,000 sq ft. The company has begun the pre-leasing process for the new structure, slated for completion by early next year.