A new 18,000ft² hangar has opened at McKinney National Airport in Texas to accommodate transient aircraft of all sizes.
Construction of the facility, which includes office space, began soon after the Wright Amendment – a federal law from 1979 that governed traffic at Dallas Love Field Airport, with some provisions applying to other mid-size airports located nearby – was lifted in 2014.
The US$1.5m for its construction was donated by the McKinney Community Development Corp, and an additional hangar set for a 2017 opening is in the design phase, with construction bidding set to take place in the autumn.
McKinney National Airport director Ken Wiegand said, “More pilots are learning that McKinney National Airport is an excellent option for corporate jets in the metroplex with amenities like on-site customs, location on the fringe of Class-B airspace and award-winning ground services.”
Mark Jaraczewski, assistant director and general manager of McKinney Air Center, the FBO providing fuel and other aircraft services to McKinney National Airport, added, “Demand for hangar space on a modern, safe and secure airport like ours is incredible.”