Georgia’s Henry County officially opened its newly-built $2.3 million FBO terminal at Atlanta Speedway Airport (KHMP). The 4,600-sq-ft building features a covered vehicle drop-off at the front entrance, large lobby, pilot lounge and snooze room with 24/7 access, outdoor covered patio, and offices. It replaces the former 1960s-era, 1,500-sq-ft facility that was demolished in January.
The Titan Fuels-branded facility is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with after-hours callout available. It also has self-serve avgas and jet-A pumps that are available 24/7.
KHWP, which is located just 16 miles south of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, features a 5,500-foot runway and is home to a dozen private jets, nearly 20 helicopters, and scores of piston-engined aircraft. It pumps on average 123,000 gallons of jet-A annually, along with nearly 100,000 gallons of avgas.
Speaking at the ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, district commissioner Dee Clemmons noted an upswing in the airport’s potential. “We went from cleaning up broken-down airplanes to renewing leases,” she said, adding she wished to thank everyone who believed in the project, which had been in the works since 2017. “You all just don’t know how important this economic engine is in our county.”