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Atlantic Aviation Plans FBO Upgrades

 - October 31, 2012, 2:45 PM

Atlantic Aviation has launched a multi-million-dollar program to upgrade its facilities at a dozen airports, including major additions at five of its FBOs.

At Houston Hobby Airport the company will construct a 17,000-sq-ft two-story environmentally friendly executive terminal with 5,400 sq ft of office space and two additional hangars totaling 80,000 sq ft of space. The project, slated for completion by the end of 2015, will see the site’s ramp space more than triple to 6.7 acres. In New Mexico at Four Corners Regional Airport, the company is about to begin renovations on its 3,600-sq-ft terminal and hangars and install a new fuel farm. The company’s Reno/Tahoe location is set to undergo a nearly year-long transformation that will include a new two-story 11,500-sq-ft executive terminal and a 40,000-sq-ft hangar. At Elmira Corning Regional Airport in New York, Atlantic has concluded work on a new 7,800-sq-ft executive hangar and 12,000-sq-ft hangar as well as an additional 125,000 sq ft ramp space. In the Windy City, the services provider has completed renovations of the interior of its Chicago Executive Airport terminal, which opened in September. A new 26,000-sq-ft hangar will go online in December.

The FBO chain is now offering a high-performance Wi-Fi system at all 60 of its locations that will provide coverage inside the terminal, on the ramp or in the hangars. “With more and more wireless-only devices, it is essential that Atlantic has reliable, consistent Wi-Fi coverage for our customers and guests as well as our own operations,” said Joel Collins, Atlantic’s project management office manager. “Our new smart Wi-Fi delivers outstanding coverage and presents customers a consistent look, feel and experience no matter which location they are visiting.”