Nebraska Airport Gets FBO

 - December 19, 2018, 3:36 PM
While Nebraska's Hastings Municipal Airport will offer rudimentary FBO services from its terminal, city authorities say they would be amenable to expanding private aviation services if and when the traffic warrants it.

Nebraska’s Hastings Municipal Airport (HSI) has its first FBO in more than a decade with the selection of local aviation business operator Meyers Aviation to provide fueling service. The airport, which has a 6,450-foot main runway, sees approximately 50 operations a day. Its clients, mainly based aircraft owners, had previously relied on its self-service jet-A and 100LL pumps.

The City of Hastings, hoping to build on that utilization and possibly draw traffic from nearby Central Nebraska Regional Airport, issued an RFP for an aviation services provider. The FBO, which will be known as Hastings Air, is expected to be operational by March 1. It will include a terminal with pilots' lounge, conference room, and crew car, and will be staffed from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, and by appointment on Sunday. Hangar space is available. According to city attorney David Ptak, terms of the two-year agreement call for $500 per month rent, and a 10-cent-per-gallon fuel flowage fee. Long-term plans call for the addition of maintenance services.