Hangar Business Booming in Houston

 - July 12, 2017, 7:32 AM

To satisfy demand for hangar space in the Houston area, local FBOs are continuing to build. Galaxy FBO, one of two service providers at Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, recently completed Phase II of its new complex. The project consisted of two hangars—21,542 sq ft and 13,419 sq ft, each with a 28-foot-high door—that can handle large-cabin business jets, along with five acres of ramp space. The addition brings the aircraft storage space at the facility to 197,000 sq ft, in addition to 86,000 sq ft of offices. The new hangars are adjacent to the airport’s U.S. Customs & Border Patrol inspection station, which opened in September on Taxiway F.

At Houston Hobby Airport, home to 200 private jets supported by five FBOs, Million Air has broken ground on a 52,000-sq-ft clearspan hangar with a 300-foot-wide doorway at its flagship location. To make room for the $6.2 million project, the company will demolish some smaller hangars and an adjacent car park. When completed early next year, it will bring the location’s aircraft storage to 150,000 sq ft.