Wisconsin Airport To Welcome New Hangar

 - February 6, 2023, 6:58 PM
Once completed in the second quarter of 2023, this 24,500-sq-ft hangar will give Chippewa Regional Airport in Wisconsin the ability to shelter the latest large cabin business jets for the first time. (Photo: Hawthorne Global Aviation Services)

Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (KEAU) is preparing for the completion of a 22,500-sq-ft hangar. Construction on the facility, which will be owned by the airport and managed by Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, the lone FBO on the field, began in September.

Once the hangar opens by mid-year, Hawthorne will have 47,000 sq ft of aircraft shelter and will be able to accommodate ultra-long-range business jets, something it could not do previously in its existing 24,500-sq-ft hangar which is limited to super-midsize jets due to wingspan restrictions.

With its 8,100-foot main runway, KEAU is a predominantly general aviation airport serving the west-central part of the state. It has a control tower and on-site aircraft rescue and fire capabilities.

“As the region continues to grow, the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport continues to look for opportunities to accommodate the corresponding demand for aviation facilities,” said airport director Charity Zich. “This new hangar will greatly increase our ability to capture additional demand for those looking for a convenient and accessible airport option.”