Jet Aviation has announced investments being made in three US facilities – in Bozeman, Montana; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Houston, Texas.
Jet Aviation has broken ground on a new 40,000ft² hangar at its Bozeman facility, scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2023. The new hangar will be able to accommodate any large-cabin jet.
“We see strong demand for hangar space and the growing need to accommodate large-cabin jets,” said Danny Larsen, Jet Aviation’s VP of business development and real estate. “According to market data, the US business jet fleet increased by 34% with a physical footprint of 27.5 million square feet, between 2010 and 2020. Jet Aviation manages some 300 aircraft worldwide with a significant number being large cabin, and as such, we are delighted to be expanding our US infrastructure to support this demand and offer solutions for our current and future customers.”
In Houston, the company is also in the process of rebuilding a 30,000ft² hangar, renovating 6,000ft² of FBO lobby space and upgrading 4,500ft² of office space. With the aim to improve customer and employee experiences, the completion of these projects will span across the fourth quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023.
In addition, the company is constructing an 18,000ft² hangar in Scottsdale with completion set for the second quarter of 2023. The hangar will accompany the facility’s existing 30,000ft² hangar, bringing total hangar capacity to 48,000ft². Jet Aviation opened its Scottsdale FBO in 2020.
“We want to be where our customers are and it’s evident that Scottsdale, Bozeman and Houston are important and strategic locations on our map,” said David Best, Jet Aviation’s SVP of regional operations and general manager of the Americas. “Investing into these communities and facilities was an easy decision and we are excited to see the opportunities that will arise from these expansions and improvements.”
The company’s strategy focuses on expanding its global business aviation infrastructure in support of changing customer needs. Jet Aviation operates 30 FBOs in key locations across the USA, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.