Ground has been broken for a new eight-bay hangar at Warren County Airport, a move to help replace the airport’s aging 1940s-era hangars.
Warren County Airport Manager Don DeGraw said construction of the new steel structure will begin as soon as the steel arrives for the project. It should be ready to house aircraft as soon as early 2021.
DeGraw also said the hangars will be leased, helping to bring in revenue to the facility.
“We are excited that this next phase of improvements at Warren County Airport has begun,” said Frank Thomas, Warren County Board of Supervisors Chairman. “There has been a demand for hangar space and this project will help the county airport meet its business needs.”
The hangar project was proposed in 2016 and approved by the Warren County Board of Supervisors, as the old hangars needed to be replaced and demand for hangar space continued to increase at the airport. Rich Air serves as fixed-base operator at the airport.
The project is expected to cost about $900,000, 90 percent of which will be paid through state Aviation Grant funding, with a 10 percent from Warren County. The initial plans called for two 10-bay hangars, but increased steel prices resulted in a re-working of the project to include one smaller structure to stay within the grant award.
The airport, also known as Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, serves all types and classes of general aviation. Many types of aircraft, from a Butterfly Gyroplane to a Gulfstream GV jet, can be seen on the ramp at the facility off Queensbury Avenue and Hicks Road.