Business and private aviation company Avflight has broken ground on the construction of a FBO and hangar on a five-acre leased site at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Michigan, USA.
The new facility, which is expected to open Spring 2020, includes a 5,000 square foot FBO building, plus a 30,000 square foot hangar located on the airport’s east side with access to the terminal and taxiways / runways as well as the local highway system.
Other services provided to the airport community include indoor car parking, secured access, and 1,650 square feet of office space with the ability to build to suit.
“We are anxious to break ground on this new facility, and we are proud to see growth in general aviation at our airport as the demand for more options increases,” said Tory Richardson, Gerald R Ford International Airport’s president and CEO.
“The Ford Airport contributes over US$3.1bn in economic output in West Michigan each year and as our community grows so does the need for air travel and services associated with air travel. General aviation at our airport is responsible for business traffic, mission trips and charitable flights, health-related services, and even educational opportunities. Avflight is a welcomed addition to our airport.”
“We look forward to bringing Avflight’s expertise and passion for aviation to GRR. Grand Rapids is one of Michigan’s flagship communities with so much to offer its businesses and visitors. Our multimillion dollar investment in this new complex reflects our long term commitment to the region and confidence in our shared future at the airport,” said Avflight’s vice president of operations, Joe Meszaros.