Virginia-based aircraft charter and maintenance provider Chantilly Air broke ground last week on a new FBO at Manassas Regional Airport, the state’s busiest general aviation airport. The nine-acre complex, which is in addition to the company’s current 4.5-acre leasehold, will feature 60,000 sq ft of new hangars, more than doubling the company’s existing aircraft storage space, as well as an 11,000-sq-ft terminal with a passenger lounge, fitness center, conference rooms, and crew planning area. There will also be another 19,000 sq ft of offices available for the company and tenants.
Chantilly Air, which has had a presence at the airport since 1990, currently provides fueling services for its managed aircraft and hangar tenants, and after the $13 million facility opens in the first quarter of 2020, it will expand that service to transient aircraft.
“The Chantilly Air team looks forward to growing general aviation activity at the Manassas Regional Airport by providing comprehensive aviation services,” said COO Tim Sullivan. “Our goal is to create a memorable experience for passengers and crew. Superior customer service is at the core of who we are, and our expanded facilities will allow us to provide this to anyone flying into the airport."
By the time the new facility opens, it will face one less on-field competitor as long-term services provider Dulles Aviation is closing its FBO tomorrow.