Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Lotus Aviation Group has opened a new hangar and added 2,400 sq ft of office space. The new 12,600-sq-ft hangar will be a dedicated interior removal and reinstall facility; the old hangar is being repurposed into an upholstery shop. These additions increase the company’s footprint at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport to 40,000 sq ft, encompassing two hangars, a separate upholstery shop and executive offices with a conference room and product display area.
Eddie Ima, interior shop manager, told AIN, “The increased hangar space will accelerate our aircraft throughput by 30 percent and will decrease our client downtime significantly as well. Our expanded hangar and office space will allow us to create a more interactive design center for our clients and highlight the wide range of our interior offerings.” The facility is staffed by 33 employees and provides interior refurbishing, exterior painting and in-flight entertainment services for corporate aircraft.
“We are excited to open our second hangar space and be able to provide our clients with customized interior refurbishing and exterior paint services,” said Rajeev Singh, president of Lotus Aviation Group. “This expansion represents one of the first steps in our plan to expand our operations to meet the growing needs of our clients.”
Lotus Aviation Group services aircraft ranging from turboprops to ultra-long-range business jets.