Belgium-based aviation services provider ASL Group, which began offering FBO services earlier this year at several European locations, has broken ground on a 26,000-sq-ft (2,400-sq-m) hangar at its facility at Antwerp International Airport. It will join the company’s existing hangar, which opened in 2006 to support the company's initial private jet charter business. The new structure features a 131-foot-wide, 26.9-foot-high door and is located directly across from the original hangar. It is expected to be completed in the third quarter.
“This marks a very important milestone in the development of our company and of our activities, and also in our strong partnership with the airport management team and authorities,” said company CEO Philippe Bodson. “With the growth of our fleet and with the expansion of our services, this new hangar marks even more the importance of Antwerp for the future of our company.”
In addition to Antwerp, which Bodson noted is ASL’s most important base, the company also provides FBO services at the Netherlands’ Maastricht and Groningen Airports, as well as some handling at Liege Airport.
Services include short- and long-term parking (outdoors, with limited hangar space available); refueling; line service, including cleaning, dishwashing, laundry, and lav service; line maintenance; customs and immigration (in coordination with airport police and customs); catering; flight-planning facilities; crew lounge; and car rentals.