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Fort Worth FBO Continues on Expansion Plan
April 11, 2015
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  • American Aero FTW recently completed its second 40,000-sq-ft hangar this year, the second part of a new 100,000-sq-ft Leed-certified structure that can accommodate aircraft up to a G650. When the final 20,000-sq-ft hangar is finished by year-end, the service provider will have approximately 280,000 sq ft of aircraft storage space, including a 32,400-sq-ft 1930s-era hangar. Around the same time, American Aero acquired the lease of four more acres of ramp, tripling its size to six acres and giving it the largest apron on the airport. A new Texas DoT-funded taxiway project is set to kick off this month and will connect the new hangar to the runways.

    Next year, the Signature Select-affiliated company is slated to move from the 4,000-sq-ft temporary structure it has occupied since it opened in 2012, to an 8,400-sq-ft terminal in the 1968-vintage airport administration building, currently undergoing a $17.5 million renovation. The new FBO will provide 24/7 U.S. Customs service, two separate passenger lounges and a discrete VIP and TSA screening area, a pilot lounge with snooze rooms, shower facilities, an A/V-equipped conference room and flight-planning tools.