Recognizing the need for shelter for heavy iron at their airport, officials at Florida’s Hernando County Airport near Tampa have unveiled plans for the construction of a 32,000-sq-ft hangar and 1.3 acres of new ramp to be built on a four-acre parcel of land adjacent to the airport’s primary 7,002-foot runway. The new structure will have a 32- by 120-foot door, making it accessible by most business aircraft types. Airport authorities are currently looking for a maintenance provider or completions specialist to serve as a tenant, and say they will adjust the floor plan accordingly.
Hernando County Airport
With the NBAA convention taking place nearby in Orlando, representatives from Hernando County Airport on the Gulf Coast side of the state are on hand (Booth No. 4141) to show off new expansion plans. Hernando County is one of the fastest growing areas in the state, and though the airport has two runways of more 5,000 feet and a new control tower, officials recognized that it had a lack of storage space for larger business aircraft.
Fuel distribution company Avfuel has added two new FBOs to its network, Pentastar Aviation at Oakland County International Airport in Pontiac, Mich., and American Aviation at Hernando County Airport in Brooksville, Fla. American Aviation offers a new 32,000-sq-ft hangar as well as aircraft completions and refurbishment services, maintenance, avionics, aircraft sales and flight instruction. Pentastar Aviation offers a dedicated U.S.