Posted on: 29 August 2018 by Chloe Greenbank
France’s Strasbourg Airport has ambitious plans to expand its business aviation infrastructure by adding a fixed-base operator (FBO) and VIP lounge as well as a dedicated MRO facility and fuel station reserved for business aviation.
The airport is seeking one or more partners to participate in the development. In its request for proposals (RFPs) the airport highlighted that the implementation of this project is “planned in the short term and must allow a quick response to requests from users of the platform, be they diplomatic staff, VVIPs or other business aviation users.”
Located in the Alsace region – one of the leading French regions in terms of direct foreign investment over the past 25 years – Strasbourg-Entzheim Airport is strategically positioned, both economically and diplomatically in the centre of the EU. The area is home to 21 European institutions, including the European Parliament, the European Court of Human Rights and Eurocorps, as well as more than 1,000 subsidiaries of foreign companies. And as the airport is situated just 10km southwest of Strasbourg city centre, it is a convenient choice for business and general aviation passengers.
With nine taxiways and two aircraft aprons, the airport has already committed to a 48,600 square metre expansion of the ramp area to accommodate any type of diplomatic or business aircraft. Its Bravo apron will also be extended and dedicated to business aviation, integrating new aircraft positions to cover an area of 8,400 square metres.
Interested parties must submit their bids before 15 October 2018. Work is expected to start in 2019 and finish in June 2021.