Atlantic To Expand Chicago-area FBO

 - January 27, 2021, 5:54 PM
This artist's rendering shows the planned 25,000-sq-ft hangar that Atlantic Aviation will add to its FBO at Chicago Executive Airport. Part of a multi-million dollar expansion project, it is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2021.

Atlantic Aviation has embarked on a nearly $11 million FBO expansion project at Chicago Executive Airport, where it is one of three aircraft service providers.

The company has broken ground on a new 25,000-sq-ft hangar that will be capable of sheltering aircraft up to the latest flagship business jets such as the Bombardier Global 7500 and the Gulfstream G700. It will bring the location to 86,500 sq ft of aircraft storage space and will also include 3,000 sq ft of adjoining office and shop space.

Along with the new hangar, Atlantic will install two additional acres of ramp space and construct a new 72,000-gallon capacity fuel farm, which will replace the facility’s existing fuel storage. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

“This project will help Atlantic meet the growing demand for hangar space and aircraft parking in the Chicago market, and to continue to provide best-in-class service to the general aviation community there,” said Jay Hamby, the FBO chain’s senior v-p of regional operations.