New Hampshire FBO Wraps Hangar Renovation Project

 - July 29, 2020, 11:32 AM
Port City Air has finished a multi-hangar renovation project, which included resurfacing the floors. The FBO currently has 90,000 sq ft of heated hangar space. A fifth 28,000 sq ft hangar capable of sheltering aircraft up to a Global 7000 is expected to come online by the end of the year. (Photo: Port City Air)

Port City Air (PCA), the lone FBO at New Hampshire’s Portsmouth International Airport (PSM), has completed a nearly $300,000 renovation of its hangars. The majority of the work involved the reconditioning of the floors with new epoxy coating, while the FBO’s security camera system was also upgraded.

A company spokesperson told AIN that it expects to add another renovated 28,000-sq-ft former USAF hangar by the end of the year, bringing the Shell-branded facility to 120,000 sq ft of aircraft storage space capable of sheltering the largest business jets, spread over five hangars. During the past year, PCA has also been working to add solar power to its hangars, having already outfitted two with two others awaiting airport approval.

As a U.S. entry point with on-field 24/7 customs, the FBO specializes in international quick turns. PCA also operates a Part 145 repair station, which now offers 24-hour AOG dispatch covering the entire New England area.

Located minutes from Boston Logan International and Laurence G. Hanscom Field, PSM has begun a $24 million reconstruction of its 11,322-foot runway. The project will remove and replace all the concrete pavement, paint and groove the new surface, replace runway lights and signs, and improve drainage. It is expected to be completed by the end of October.