The bar for FBOs at New York’s Westchester County Airport has been raised, after Million Air held the grand opening of its new facility last night at the New York-area business aviation hub. The event featured a concert by singer Chris Isaak and a mini static display with a Cessna M2, Longitude, Embraer Legacy 450 and a Bell 429 along with several luxury automobiles It culminated 20 months of construction on the 29,000-sq-ft, two-story Adirondack-inspired building, the first new FBO terminal to be built at the airport in decades.
It includes a 7,000-sq-ft, four-lane, enclosed and heated porte-cochere, a staffed complimentary Starbucks coffee bar, three conference rooms, six fireplaces, a pilot lounge with en suite showers and two snooze rooms, flight-planning area, a room-sized golf simulator, and 22 tenant offices, including a 4,000-sq-ft suite occupied by flight training provider Performance Flight. Of those offices, only two remain vacant, according to company president and CEO Roger Woolsey.
“We literally built this to museum standards,” he told AIN during an opening night tour, adding that the building incorporates more than 25,000 pounds of locally quarried stone to achieve its rustic, yet elegant, interior look.
The $80 million investment also included a new 52,000-sq-ft hangar, which was completed last May, and 100,000 sq ft of additional ramp space. The facility’s former 10,000-sq-ft terminal will be retained and converted into additional tenant space.