Chantilly Air, a Virginia-based aircraft maintenance and management provider, began work last week on a new FBO at Washington D.C-area Manassas Regional Airport.
The nine-acre complex at Manassas, the state’s busiest general aviation airport, will add to the company’s current 4.5-acre leasehold.
It will feature two new 30,000 sq ft hangars, more than doubling the company’s existing aircraft storage space, in addition to an 11,000-sq-ft terminal set to contain a passenger lounge, fitness center, conference rooms, and crew planning area.
“The Chantilly Air team looks forward to growing general aviation activity at the Manassas Regional Airport by providing comprehensive aviation services,” said COO Tim Sullivan. “Our goal is to create a memorable experience for passengers and crew. Superior customer service is at the core of who we are, and our expanded facilities will allow us to provide this to anyone flying into the airport.”
There will also be another 19,000 sq ft of offices available for the company and tenants.
Chantilly Air has had a presence at the airport since 1990 and currently provides fueling services for its managed aircraft and hangar tenants.
After the $13 million facility opens in the first quarter of 2020, it will expand that service to transient aircraft.
Long-term services provider Dulles Aviation is closing its FBO tomorrow at the airport, leaving Chantilly to face one less on-field competitor.