Jet Aviation discusses expanding FBOs from ‘coast to coast’ in US

Jet Aviation recently commented at the NBAA-BACE event in Orlando, Florida that it is currently focusing on expansions and renovations at FBOs in the US from ‘coast to coast’.

“Our customers will soon find new or renovated facilities from Teterboro, New Jersey, to Van Nuys, California, and at Dallas, Texas, in between,” said David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager, Regional Operations USA.

“We like to say we’re investing in our customers by ensuring our FBOs have the space, fixtures and capabilities to deliver the very best service to owners, passengers and flight crews – and their aircraft – no matter where their business or leisure flights take them.”

The company then detailed a number of specific projects it is working on.

“On the site at Teterboro where a building has already been razed, site preparation and utility relocation are about to give way to the start of construction on a 40,000 square-foot hangar that will include tenant offices.

The hangar, which will be completed by mid-summer 2019, is designed to accommodate larger, current generation aircraft and to provide additional ramp space.

While it is under construction, the adjacent FBO will be renovated to current Jet Aviation interior design and finish standards to deliver an even more comfortable and enjoyable experience to customers.

Across the country in Van Nuys, construction has begun on the foundations for an entirely new facility to replace the eight structures demolished earlier this year.

The FBO will include 10,000 square feet of space for customer service that also will meet the latest Jet Aviation designs standards. A new hangar will provide 42,250 square feet plus 10,000 square feet for offices.

An adjacent hangar for Gulfstream operations will include 40,000 square feet and 20,000 square feet for offices.

The new complex will boast 122,250 square feet when completed, which is projected for summer 2019.

The FBO currently operates out of a temporary building and an existing hangar that will be razed when the new buildings are completed.

A new fuel farm already is operating with two 30,000-gallon tanks and will expand with two more 30,000-gallon tanks and a 12,000-gallon tank in the future.

In the U.S. heartland in Dallas, the first floor of the FBO will be completely rebuilt to current design and finish standards while enlarging the customer service desk and area to provide additional lounge and seating space for passengers. That will also improve customer access to restrooms.”