Atlantic Aviation, one of four service providers at Florida business aviation hub Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), has opened its new FBO terminal. The 7,000-sq-ft building at the west end of Runway 9/27 more than doubles the chain’s former terminal on the other side of the field, which will be retained for tenant office space.
The facility features two passenger lounges with refreshment bar, 12-seat conference room, pilot lounge with snooze room and showers, kitchen area, on-site car rentals, and a pair of crew cars. It also includes 170,000-sq-ft of aircraft storage space spread among its 24 hangars capable of sheltering aircraft up to a Bombardier Global 7500.
“From absolute first-class décor to high-tech conference rooms and compelling crew services, no detail has been overlooked,” explained Kurt Schmidt, the chain’s senior v-p of operations for the U.S. Southeast. “We’re excited to welcome customers to our new facility and I feel certain they’ll be amazed at all that has been done.”
As the first part of a multi-phase expansion at the location, Atlantic also added four acres of ramp to the complex. According to the company, it expects to finalize plans this year for additional phases that will include more community hangars.