Lyon Bron Airport (Booth No. 545) inaugurated a 32,000-sq-ft hangar on April 2. The $4.7 million facility, designated H8, can hold nine business aircraft. It also offers 2,800 sq ft of office space. The French airport received an ISO 9001 rating in March. Its business aviation enclave plans to build four more hangars pending a demonstration of sufficient demand.
Ambassador Jet Center, based at Dallas Executive Airport (formerly
While heavy snowfall early last month limited aircraft operations at airports up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, the Washington, D.C.-area airports were the hardest hit. Reagan National Airport recorded 17.8 inches of snow on February 5 and 6, while outlying areas saw more than two feet. Manassas (Va.) Regional Airport reported more than 30 inches and Dulles International, about 26 miles from downtown D.C.
VJS Lincoln announced the recent completion of a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility for Hawker Beechcraft at Indianapolis International Airport. The $14 million facility encompasses more than 75,000 sq ft of interior space, including a 40,000-sq-ft hangar.
A few years ago, finding an empty hangar at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas was impossible, but now one of the hangars in the Paradise Aviation complex is available. The Molasky Group started construction on four new hangars in 2007 at McCarran and planned a second phase of three hangars. The hangar for sale is one
If they didn’t already know it, attendees at the NATA FBO Leadership Conference held last month in Chantilly, Va., learned that fire codes set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) can have a huge effect on the cost of building new hangars. They also learned that even more stringent local fire codes can make hangar construction costs prohibitively expensive.
Avjet’s new solar-powered hangar at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif., represents not only the most current environmentally friendly building design but also illustrates that going green doesn’t necessarily cost more.
At its headquarters at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pa., L.J. Aviation has built a new 16,800-sq-ft hangar for its FBO facility and charter operation. “We are confident that our continued investment in our infrastructure will provide us with the tools necessary to build our business and provide exceptional service, even in a challenging economic climate,” said president and CEO Ed Kilkeary Sr.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) says requiring foam fire suppression systems to be installed in Group II hangars is financially “impractical and not justifiable.” Group II hangars cover more than 12,000 sq ft and their main doors are up to 28 feet high.
The first private aircraft hangar certified to the platinum level by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system was unveiled last month at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Calif. The hangar belongs to Avjet, a charter/management firm that also specializes in sales and acquisitions.