FBO chain Aero Center has received permission to establish what will be the second FBO at Washington’s Spokane International Airport (KGEG). The $6 million facility will be completed by the first half of 2023, it said.
Aero Center last week secured a 25-year lease for 1.86 acres on which it will establish a 5,200-sq-ft terminal with an adjoining 15,000-sq-ft hangar capable of sheltering aircraft up to the size of a Bombardier Global 7500. A separate 10,000-sq-ft hangar will be reserved for the company’s maintenance activities. As part of the deal, Aero Center will also lease nearly two acres of ramp space.
Airport board chair Ezra Eckhardt thanked the company for investing in “much-needed” hangar space and offering additional services to support general and corporate aviation as the area’s economy continues to grow.
“The Aero Center Spokane will bring competition for these aviation services to the airport,” said Michael Scheeringa, managing director and co-founder of parent company SAR Trilogy Management. “We are looking forward to growing with the community."
KGEG will be the third location for the company. Aero Center’s Wilmington, North Carolina FBO will occupy its new facility in late January, while at Florida’s Lakeland Linder International Airport it will open a permanent facility in the first quarter.