Dallas Metroplex Airport Adds New Community Hangar

 - May 2, 2019, 3:13 PM
McKinney National Airport's newest hangar, at 40,000 sq ft, the largest on the field, is now operational. Capable of sheltering a quartet of G550s, it represents the first phase of a $16 million development project by the airport, which will culminate in a new FBO terminal this October.

Dallas-area McKinney National Airport has completed a new 40,000-sq-ft hangar, the largest on the field, which brings it to approximately 140,000 sq ft of aircraft storage space, capable of sheltering the latest ultra-long-range business jets. The new structure, developed in partnership with Western LLC, features a 300-foot clearspan with 28-foot-high doors. It can store four Gulfstream G550s and also has available office space and eight fully-enclosed garage spaces.

“Everything you can measure at the airport is trending up, from operations to fuel sales,” said airport director Ken Carley. “The public-private partnership with Western LLC allowed the city to capitalize on their expertise and reputation as a well-respected developer in the aviation industry, while helping us meet the demands of new businesses pouring into Collin County and the larger Dallas area.”

The airport is home to approximately 30 turbine aircraft, ranging from a Bombardier Global Express to a Daher TBM turboprop single, and the new hangar, which Carley expects will soon be fully occupied, represents the first phase of a $16 million development project. A new 17,000-sq-ft terminal is currently under construction, with a targeted completion this October. It will replace the existing terminal, which will be converted entirely into tenant offices.