Modern Aviation Expands Seattle FBO

 - August 27, 2020, 11:05 AM
An artist's rendering shows the two new hangars under construction at Modern Aviation's FBO at Seattle's Boeing Field-King County International Airport. Modern expects to complete the $20 million project, designed to accommodate the latest big business jets, next spring.

Modern Aviation, which operates one of three FBOs at Seattle Boeing Field-King County International Airport, is currently in the midst of an expansion project that will boost its hangar space to more than 120,000 sq ft and increase the size of its ramp.

Phase one of the $20 million project will include a 40,000-sq-ft community hangar expected to open later this fall, while the second phase, which is on track for completion in Spring 2021, will add another 24,527-sq-ft hangar and approximately 7,100 sq ft of adjoining office space. According to the company, the smaller hangar, while also intended for community storage, could also be available to a single private tenant. Both hangars will be heated and capable of sheltering aircraft up to a Bombardier Global 7500.

Modern, a member of the Paragon FBO Network and backed by private equity firm Tiger Infrastructure Partners, also operates an FBO at Denver Centennial Airport and in North Carolina as the sole aviation services provider at Wilmington International Airport. It acquired the Seattle facility in 2018 from Clay Lacy Aviation.

“This project demonstrates Modern’s commitment to work with airports to upgrade and expand its infrastructure to support the growth of its customers and the local community,” said company president and CEO Mark Carmen.