TAC Air has announced it will lead the US$100m redevelopment and expansion of the Braniff International Airways facility at Dallas Love Field airport to provide visitors with world-class hangar space and FBO facilities.
In partnership with the Texas Historic Commission, the existing DalFort Aerospace building, originally known as the Braniff Airlines Operations and Maintenance Base, will be transformed into more than 200,000ft² of high-quality hangar space and prime aviation support facilities.The project also includes the construction of retail space, a restaurant, offices, an auto-dealer showroom, entertainment venues and hospitality facilities.
TAC Air’s FBO will feature amenities such as controlled access to the private hangars and executive terminal, concierge services comprising catering from local celebrity chefs, auto detailing, local event/venue reservations, auto-to-aircraft valet, and secured personal access to all retail facilities located at the Braniff Centre.
“When open, you will take a step back to the mid-century era of aviation in Dallas, with Braniff archives on display in the public areas,” said Greg Arnold, chairman and CEO of Dallas-based TAC – The Arnold Companies, parent company of TAC Air.
“For those with aircraft, you can experience the best ground-support and hangar facilities in the DFW metroplex as you travel to Dallas through Love Field or make TAC Air your home base.”
A six-year dream for local automobile dealer, Randall Reed, the Braniff Centre is a welcome upgrade to the existing 26-acre DalFort Aerospace location. In addition to Reed’s plans to relocate his Park Cities Lincoln dealership to the site, TAC Air has partnered with local entities Blue Star Land, LP a Jones Family company and Lincoln Property Company to preserve the history of the location, expand the business opportunities of the local community and bring an advanced aviation facility to Love Field.
Christian Sasfai, vice president, chief operating officer of TAC Air, said, “TAC Air is excited about the expansion of our FBO network into Dallas and we look forward to welcoming both new and existing customers to our newest facility at the Braniff Centre.”
The US$100m masterplan expansion and redevelopment being led by TAC Air is being made possible by the commitment of the City of Dallas, and the new facilities are expected to open in summer 2019.