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.
King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC) is expanding its Ardmore, Okla. facility to serve the customization, modification, refurbishment and completion of corporate and large executive aircraft. KACC began construction this month on a 25,000-sq-ft shop to accommodate executive aircraft cabinetry, upholstery and panel coverings.
Keith Weaver, executive vice president, told AIN, “We anticipate the facility will be completed and we’ll have moved in by about May next year. We’re looking forward to serving this customer base.”
Facing 100-percent hangar occupancy at Atlanta’s Cobb County Airport/McCollum Field, the Atlanta Executive Jet Center (AECJ) has completed its Corporate Row Hangar Project, a $7 million development. Occupying a six-acre plot leased by AECJ in 2010, it consists of 100,000 sq ft of corporate hangar space along with 240,000 sq ft of new ramp at the airport. The new complex is expected to generate $9 million a year for the local community.
Sabreliner has opened a new $7 million aircraft paint hangar at its Perryville Municipal Airport facilities in Perryville, Mo.
The 32,000-sq-ft facility, sized to accommodate aircraft up to the size of a GIV, includes a large bay for stripping and prep work and another for paint application. The climate-controlled facility features a three-stage filtration system. Workers use an electrostatic paint process that reduces the amount of paint used as well as the total emissions.
Facing 100 percent hangar occupancy at Atlanta’s Cobb County Airport/McCollum Field, the Atlanta Executive Jet Center (AEJC) has completed its Corporate Row Hangar Project, a $7 million development. Occupying a six-acre plot leased by the AEJC in 2010, it consists of 100,000 sq ft of corporate hangar space along with 240,000 sq ft of new ramp at the airport, which averages 183 movements a day. The new complex is expected to generate $9 million a year for the local community.
Aero Air at Portland-Hillsboro (Ore.) International Airport broke ground last week on a 30,000-sq-ft hangar slated for completion by November 1. The hangar will include an additional 3,000 sq ft of offices, Aero Air said. The new facility will expand the FBO’s total hangar space to 105,000 sq ft, allowing its maintenance and hangar lease businesses to expand. According to FBO manager Debbie Brown, higher aircraft taxes in California and Washington are driving owners to base their aircraft in Hillsboro.
With a keen eye on the growth of business aviation in Latin America and corresponding growth in traffic from that region through Florida, Sheltair announced this week at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo, Brazil, that it is expanding its facilities at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (Fla.) International Airport.
Construction of a $10 million high-end private hangar complex is slated to begin at Jacqueline Cochrane Regional Airport in Thermal, Calif. by year-end. The brainchild of San Diego developer Karl Higgins, the eight-acre site will include more than 30 hangars ranging in size from 2,100 sq ft to a BBJ-size 20,000-sq-ft. Prices for the two-story hangars, which will be available starting next summer, range from $400,000 to more than $1 million. Higgins told AIN that he increased the size of the project’s largest hangars in response to requests from customers with heavy iron.
Austin (Texas) Executive Airport, which is celebrating its one-year anniversary, has opened a new 26,650-sq-ft hangar for business aircraft, bringing the airport’s available hangar lease space to more than 63,000 sq ft. According to airport officials, the 6,025-foot runway and hangars can accommodate business aircraft up to the size of ultra-long-range jets such as the Gulfstream G650 and Bombardier Globals. Henriksen Jet Center provides FBO services at the airfield.
The ops specs for Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Neb., MRO facility now include Gulfstream service and maintenance for the G150, GIV and G500 series. The MRO provider says the addition is indicative of its steady economic recovery, which may prompt more construction in the near future.