Modern Aviation Completes Major KAPA FBO Expansion

 - March 6, 2023, 9:37 AM
The completion of a $23 million expansion project doubles the size of the Modern Aviation FBO at Denver-area dedicated business aviation hub Centennial Airport. (Photo: Modern Aviation)

Modern Aviation celebrated the expansion of its FBO at Denver Centennial Airport (KAPA) with a grand opening last week. The $23 million project, which took 18 months to complete, has more than doubled its footprint, adding 52,000 sq ft of hangar space, 4,000 sq ft of offices, and 3.5 acres of ramp.

It also included a 7,000-sq-ft terminal that will replace its existing 3,500-sq-ft building. It features a 10-seat conference room, meeting room, pilot lounge with eight individual snooze pods, showers, and a refreshment bar.

Modern has had a presence at KAPA since 2018 when it purchased the then-flagship XJet location. The FBO chain, which now numbers 16 locations, has converted the former terminal into leasable tenant office space to meet growing demand. In 2021, the company also struck a deal to purchase another FBO terminal and hangar at KAPA currently occupied by Signature Flight Support. Once Signature's lease expires around the end of the decade, that facility will revert to Modern's control, giving it the largest leasehold on the field.

“This development enhances our presence at Centennial Airport, one of the busiest business aviation airports in the country,” said CEO Mark Carmen. “Our state-of-the-art FBO facility includes top tier amenities and was carefully designed with pilots and passengers in mind and allows Modern Aviation to better serve our customers today and well into the future.”