Avflight Corporation has hosted a grand opening reception, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, for its brand-new FBO facility in Harrisburg (KMDT), Pennsylvania.
The 5,000ft² FBO building features a conference room, kitchen, pilot lounge, three private pilot rooms, office spaces, a catering kitchen and more. The facility is situated on the airport field next to the main terminal. It is also opposite a new Marriott-property hotel, which is currently under construction.
The new facility is phase one of a two-part development plan for the FBO. Following the grand opening, Avflight is set to break ground on a new 30,000ft² hangar. The hangar will be able to accommodate ultra-long-range Gulfstream and Bombardier Global aircraft, and is expected to be complete by January 2019.
Carl Muhs, president at Avflight, said, “By investing in general aviation—and investing in the Harrisburg region—Avflight’s able to further its goal as a connection facilitator. We are proud to be the gateway to central Pennsylvania and, with this new facility, we’re now a more attractive option for tenants.
“This drives more corporate traffic to Harrisburg and helps support the vitality of the local economy. Avflight is, after all, a member of the Harrisburg community—investing in its infrastructure is a priority for us.”
Joe Meszaros, Avflight’s director of operations, added, “It’s a great day for the Avflight Harrisburg family and its customers. We’ll be able to provide a more comfortable experience at KMDT to match our incomparable level of service. It will truly speak to the spirit of the Avflight brand and serve as an impressive first impression for visitors to Harrisburg.”