Phoenix-area Falcon Field Airport will gain a third FBO after the awarding of a new lease to aircraft brokerage Cunningham Aviation. As part of its five-acre leasehold, the company acquired a recently renovated, fully occupied 30,000-sq-ft hangar formerly operated by McDonnell Douglas. Cunningham is installing a fuel farm consisting of a 20,000-gallon jet-A tank and a same-sized avgas tank and, once that is operational by mid-2022, the location will begin providing fuel sales.
The company expects to break ground around that time on a $15 million FBO complex that will add a pair of 12,000-sq-ft hangars capable of sheltering the latest ultra-long-range business jets, along with a three-story terminal. With approximately 20,000 sq ft of space, it will offer the standard passenger and crew amenities, plus a rooftop bar/terrace and a gourmet restaurant.
The Mesa, Arizona facility is expected to open in late 2024 at the bustling GA gateway, which sees more than 850 flights a day.