Posted on: 08 October 2019 by Kimberley Young
Jet Aviation is opening its renovated FBO and new 40,000 sq. ft. hangar in Teterboro, NJ, built to meet the growing demand for long-range business jets.
After a pre-opening celebration at the hangar in August, the company has now received its final operating approval. Built to meet the trend for long-range business jets, the hangar can accommodate most large aircraft.
Jet Aviation invested more than $25 million in its Teterboro facility, including a renovation of its FBO and construction of a new state-of-the-art 40,000 sq. ft. hangar equipped with 30-foot doors to accommodate aircraft as large as the Gulfstream 650s.
John Langevin, vice-president, Regional Operations, USA East, explained the hangar was designed to accommodate the larger ultra-long-range aircraft entering the market: “These improvements at the Teterboro site demonstrate how we at Jet continually strive to meet our customers’ changing requirements to the highest quality and safety standards.”
The FBO incorporates new standard design elements to ensure a consistent experience across the company’s sites. It also features amenities for guests and crew, including dedicated passenger and crew lounges, flight planning room, executive conference rooms, business center, health/fitness spa and on-site US customs services.
Teterboro is the busiest business aviation airport in the United States, averaging more than 200 departures per day and the expanded FBO and hangar will allow Jet Aviation to continue supporting customers in the locations they most frequent, the company said.
David Best, senior vice-president and general manager, Regional Operations USA commented: “Teterboro’s location in relation to the busy New York metro area market makes it a highly attractive location to many business jet owners and operators. Our expansion makes it easier for customers to access this important market.”
Aiming to expand and enhance its FBO network of 35 locations, the company has been investing to ensure its facilities are designed and equipped to meet all the business aviation needs of its global customers.
Construction and renovation is under way or pending at six of Jet Aviation’s 13 regional locations in the US and Caribbean. This includes an entirely new FBO and hangar complex nearing completion at Van Nuys, California. Hangar expansions are ongoing in San Juan, Puerto Rico and West Palm Beach, Florida, and significant renovations will soon be underway at the Dallas, Texas FBO.
Jet Aviation is also preparing to begin construction on its newest FBO in Scottsdale, Arizona, where the company recently announced it has acquired a stake in the Scottsdale Jet Center.