Avflight has broken ground on a new expansion to its FBO at the Detroit-area Willow Run Airport (YIP). The company had leased space in a massive WWII-vintage hangar, which the airport has decided to close. As a result, Avflight’s new complex will include a pair of 15,000-sq-ft heated hangars that will be able to accommodate the latest big business jets, more than 7,000 sq ft of office space, and a 14-space indoor parking garage.
The project is scheduled for completion by the end of the third quarter of next year and will allow for a seamless transition for the FBO’s dozen based aircraft, which will relocate to the new hangars at that time. AvFlight has enough land to build another 30,000 sq ft of hangars if and when required, it added.
“We’re always looking for opportunities to invest in the industry and the communities in which we operate,” said AvFlight v-p of finance Garrett Hain. “This new complex at [YIP] will allow the Avflight team to better accommodate a growing customer base of corporate jet traffic looking for an ideal location centralized in southeast Michigan between Ann Arbor and Detroit.”