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Geneva Hangar Provider To Celebrate First Decade

 - April 30, 2019, 12:25 PM
For a decade now, Geneva Air Park's cavernous hangar has provided shelter for private aviation customers and operators at Switzerland's Geneva International Airport.

Geneva Air Park, the private aviation hangar complex at Geneva International Airport, will celebrate its 10th anniversary next month when the airport hosts the annual EBACE show. While FBOs there can have their own hangars, that space is largely reserved for maintenance activities, leaving the Air Park as the only viable option for customers seeking transient or based aircraft shelter. With 107,639 sq ft (10,000-sq m) of hangar space, the facility, located near Terminal C3 at Geneva Airport (adjacent to Palexpo), is large enough to fit a pair of Boeing 747s, and usually operates at more than 90 percent capacity. 

Open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., it is home to more than 20 business jets on annual contracts guaranteeing them space, with the remainder left for transient aircraft. The location has recently seen an uptick in larger transient aircraft, which has cut down on the total number of aircraft it can shelter.

The company offers a comprehensive range of services for private and business aviation, including towing via its fleet of five Lektro tugs and water and lavatory service. It also recently added in-house dishwashing and linen service, as well as aircraft cleaning.

Earlier this year, the facility earned its Stage I registration under the International Business Aviation Council’s International Standard for Business Aviation Handling (IS-BAH).