Apex Executive Jet Center (EJC) has opened its new 28,000ft² hangar at Orlando Melbourne International Airport, which offers an additional 8,400ft² of new office space and an improved pilot and passenger lounge.
Apex EJC is the fastest-growing FBO at the airport, and has become accustomed to supporting the flight operations of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds, Embraer Executive Jets and many of the 1,900 general aviation operations a week at the coastal Florida commercial airport.
“Back in 2015 when we came to take a look at the existing facility for sale, other potential buyers saw runways, but we saw potential,” said Gary Hall, president of Apex Executive Jet Center. “We are keeping pace with this incredible airport’s growth.”
Hall noted that the strategically located airport was home to such corporate aviation and aerospace titans as Northrop Grumman, Thales, General Dynamics, Embraer Executive Jets, L-3, Rockwell Collins and the world headquarters of Harris Corporation.
“Since we arrived here, Northrop Grumman alone has grown from 1,200 airside employees to more than 5,000, Thales had to move to a larger building to accommodate their growth and we now hear that Embraer Executive Jets may soon be acquired by Boeing. We say, welcome to the neighborhood!”