New Development Ahead for Virginia Airport

 - January 12, 2020, 6:03 PM

Virginia’s Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County Airport will be seeing some new development over the next few years as longtime service provider Dominion Aviation Services prepares to soon break ground on a new 12,000-sq-ft hangar, ahead of a planned relocation from the dedicated GA airport’s terminal that it has occupied since 1991. It expects to complete a new $3 million multi-hangar and terminal complex within 36 to 48 months, with construction starting as soon as the airport completes the necessary infrastructure on the previously undeveloped south side of the field.

“We’re looking forward to having more security and privacy for our customers as well as for our FBO customers,” said Dominion CEO and current Virginia Business Aviation Association chairman Thomas Mickel Jr., adding that the county-owned airport will be undergoing a project to lengthen its 5,500-foot Runway 15/33 by 800 feet. “We’re committed to Chesterfield; they’ve stepped up to the plate and proven that they’re committed, and we’re together going to take this airport to the next level.”

Dominion plans to relocate its aircraft charter/management businesses and Part 145 repair station as part of the move, which is in response to a new service provider, Richmond Executive Aviation (REA), receiving approval to establish a second FBO and flight school. REA broke ground last month on its north ramp leasehold near the current Dominion facility.