Jet Aviation, Gulfstream To Break Ground on PBI Complex

 - May 9, 2019, 10:51 AM
An artist rendering shows the planned expansion of Jet Aviation's FBO at Florida's Palm Beach International Airport and adjoining new Gulfstream service center. The facility is expected to be completed early in 2020.

Jet Aviation will break ground next week on an expansion of its FBO at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida. The addition, on the northwest side of the airfield, consists of a new 40,000-sq-ft hangar and 10,000 sq ft of tenant office space, plus a new 30,000-gallon-capacity fuel farm.

The construction is part of a joint project with sister company Gulfstream, which is adding a new service center at the location, including a 115,000-sq-ft hangar. At the new facility, the two companies will also share an additional 21,000 sq ft of office space and a customer lounge.

The FBO’s primary services will remain at its existing location on the southeast side of the airport, which consists of 160,000 sq ft of hangar space and a 6,000-sq-ft terminal.

“The hangar and office space to be built in conjunction with Gulfstream’s service center will deliver new levels of service to our customers and new jobs for the community in an important market for Jet Aviation,” said David Paddock, senior v-p and general manager for U.S. regional operations, who will take over as Jet Aviation group president next month. “This expansion demonstrates our commitment to the entire region and to the continued growth of the Palm Beach community.”

Both facilities are expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2020.