Canada-based Skyservice Business Aviation broke ground today on its FBO at Seattle King County International Airport/Boeing Field (KBFI). The company, which will soon add Vancouver to its roster of facilities north of the border, branched into the U.S. two years ago with the rebranding of the four Leading Edge Jet Centers in the Pacific Northwest.
With anticipated completion in early 2025, the facility will include a 21,000-sq-ft, two-story terminal featuring an atrium lobby with fireplace, conference rooms, crew lounge, snooze rooms, and flight-planning area. It will also include office space, a 1,600-sq-ft upstairs terrace overlooking Mount Rainer, and an outdoor patio.
The project will add a 50,000-sq ft-hangar that will be able to accommodate the largest under-development business jets, bringing the FBO to nearly 86,000 sq ft of hangar space.
The existing terminal along with an adjoining small hangar will be torn down to make room for the new facility. During the construction period, the FBO will operate from a temporary facility.
“Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in terms of population and hub to one of the world’s leading centers for technology and internet-based commerce,” said Skyservice president and CEO Benjamin Murray. “We are committed to working with the airport to upgrade and expand its infrastructure, focus on sustainable operations, and provide greater choice in the marketplace.”