Jet Aviation held a ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday afternoon for a major renovation of its FBO at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass. The improvements will “increase hangar and ramp capacity, add operational safety and efficiency and achieve LEED Silver [green building] certification,” the company said.
When completed in the third quarter of next year, the facility will comprise a two-story 13,000-sq-ft terminal, a 40,000-sq-ft hangar capable of handling aircraft up to the size of a Gulfstream G650 and 16,000 sq ft of office/shop space. Plans also call for a 92,000-sq-ft ramp upgrade.
“We are delighted to be under way with construction and enhancements to our Boston/Bedford facility,” said John Langevin, Jet Aviation's vice president of FBO operations in North America. “This new FBO is designed to accommodate the needs of our customers, and the expanded amenities enable us to do so well into the future.” Staff is expected to increase by six to 10 employees. This undertaking is the first comprehensive expansion of the FBO in the more than 30 years it has been at Hanscom.