Chantilly Air has revealed plans to expand its business services at Manassas Regional Airport with the construction of a new FBO.
Building upon 28 years of aviation services that include aircraft maintenance, charter, management, storage and ground support, Chantilly Air will construct a state-of-the-art facility to support business and general aviation activity at Manassas Airport in Virginia.
The complex will consist of more than 60,000ft² (5,570m²) of hangar space and approximately 24,000ft² (2,230m²) of office space situated on more than nine acres of land.
Chantilly Air’s proposed facility will include a passenger lounge, executive conference room space, a crew planning area, fitness center, and additional amenities for transient and local aviators. The FBO will contain office and hangar space available for aircraft owners and operators, in addition to Chantilly Air’s FAA Diamond Awarded Part 145 Repair Station.
Tim Sullivan, chief operating officer of Chantilly Air, said, “We look forward to providing business and general aviation with modern, clean and functional space paired with the personalized customer service they expect when operating in the Washington DC area.
“Our expansion reflects our commitment to industry leading services and confidence in the Manassas Regional Airport as it continues to grow.”
Caleb Stitely, marketing and client relations manager at Chantilly Air, commented, “With a recent economic impact study showing Manassas Regional Airport as the busiest general aviation airport in the Commonwealth of Virginia and accounting for roughly 30% of the statewide US$1.1bn in economic activity, the timing could not be better to build a premier FBO facility.
“The benefit of no commercial aviation at Manassas Regional Airport provides aircraft operators shorter wait times for taxi/take-off, which is exactly what business aviation users want, maximizing their time.”
Construction of Chantilly Air’s expanded facility is set to begin immediately, with an anticipated completion date in late 2019.