Ross Aviation has expanded its footprint and hangar capacity at Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport (KTRM) in Thermal, California, with the purchase of a 26,000ft² (2,400m²) storage hangar adjacent to its executive terminal.
Ross Aviation has also leased an additional 2.2-acre area of completed heavy ramp from Riverside County EDA, the airport authority. The additional acres of completed ramp are located in front of the hangar and are contiguous to the existing Ross Aviation leasehold and ramp.
The hangar was constructed in 2014 and was owned by a local businessman and aviation enthusiast, Richard Oliphant.
Cy Farmer, chief operating officer at Ross Aviation, said, “Given the growth on the airport, it made absolute sense for us to purchase the hangar and lease the additional ramp.
“The additional ramp and available hangar space will greatly improve our ability to service our customers and provide space during the busy winter season when the Coachella Valley is host to numerous events and influx of seasonal residents, which attract dozens of business and general aviation aircraft.”