MEBAA Convention News

New Hangar Heralds Paris-le Bourget Expansion

 - December 9, 2014, 11:15 AM

Advanced Air Support (Stand 735), part of the Jet Services Group, plans to open a new hangar at the Paris-le Bourget airport next March. Construction is well advanced on the 71,040-sq-ft building, which will offer accommodation for up to five aircraft of BBJ size. A new 133,470-sq-ft apron is also being installed in front of the hangar.

Currently, Advanced Air Support has one of le Bourget’s five historic hangars on the eastern side of the airport available, but the height of its hangar restricts its use to smaller aircraft, as the door is not tall enough to admit large aircraft, such as the BBJ or Bombardier Global. The new building has a vertical rolling door supplied by Finnish company Champion Door, with no dividing posts to restrict access.

As part of a long-term plan to develop le Bourget, the Jet Services Group has built a hotel at the new entrance to the business aviation area, which is due to open next month. In the third quarter of next year Advanced Air Support is scheduled to begin the building of a new VIP terminal next to the hotel. Construction and completion is expected to take around two years.