Oregon-based helicopter operator, FBO and maintenance provider Hillsboro Aviation has announced expansion plans including a new corporate headquarters and hangar at its base at Portland-Hillsboro Airport. Set to begin this summer, the 425,000-sq-ft construction project, which will accommodate the company’s growing business sectors, is expect to be completed next year.
“Our new facility reflects our position as a complete helicopter and airplane service operator and will fulfill any of our customers' needs from aircraft and parts sales to overhaul services and international shipping logistics,” said Max Lyons, Hillsboro’s owner and president and vice chairman of HAI.
With environmental sensitivity a major consideration in its design, the new facility will include recycled materials while the roof will accommodate a photovoltaic energy system. Among the amenities planned for staff and customers will be a completely outfitted gym. “We face an unprecedented opportunity for growth and are eager to proceed with a modern and environmentally-friendly design,” said general manager Ryan McCartney.