Work Underway at Trenton Mercer Airport's New FBO

 - April 30, 2021, 11:20 AM
After a series of delays, construction on the new FlightServ FBO at Trenton Mercer Airport in New Jersey is underway. When completed in Q2 2022, the facility will feature a 30,000-sq-ft terminal and an 80,000-sq-ft hangar. (Image: FlightServ)

FlightServ, one of two existing service providers at New Jersey’s Trenton Mercer Airport (KTTN), broke ground this week on its new FBO after a delay of several years. The company is currently based in a 2,000-sq-ft 1950s-era terminal and adjoining 34,000-sq-ft hangar, which are slated to return to the airport's control after the conclusion of the $25 million project.

When completed in mid-2022, it will include a 30,000-sq-ft, two-story terminal with build-to-suit office space and a heated 80,000-sq-ft hangar to shelter the newest ultra-long-range business jets. According to general manager Robbie Hunter, the extra space will allow the company to add amenities such as a crew rest lounge with multiple snooze rooms and a fully equipped catering kitchen.

The work also includes the demolition of structures on the 22-acre site, which was formerly home to the U.S. military’s Naval Warfare Center, and repaving the entire 17-acre ramp.

Serving the state’s capital, KTTN is midway between Teterboro and northeast Philadelphia, and the FBO provides transient overflow hangar space for the greater New York City area.