Alabama’s city-owned Enterprise Municipal Airport held a groundbreaking this week for its new FBO terminal. The nearly $1 million project, which will replace the three-decade-old, outdated airport-operated FBO, will more than double the size of the existing structure, which will be retained for use by airport-based businesses.
FAA funding will account for roughly one-quarter of the cost of the project, with the city of Enterprise picking up the remainder.
According to airport manager Staci Hayes, the new facility, which is expected to be completed by August, is needed to serve the increased traffic resulting from the region’s growing economic development. To accommodate parking larger aircraft, a section of the asphalt ramp was recently replaced with concrete.
The new terminal will include amenities such as a private pilot lounge, flight-planning area, A/V-equipped conference room, and outdoor restrooms for transient customers.
The airport is currently in the land-acquisition process in preparation for expanding its runway from 5,100 feet to 6,000 feet.