With a growing list of private planes needing a place to call home, Alliance Airport announced plans to build two new hangars.
The north Fort Worth airport, operated by Hillwood Properties, will double its hangar space with the construction of a 32,150 square-foot hangar and a 40,000 square-foot hangar. The hangars, which are scheduled to open in June, can accommodate larger private aircraft like a Gulfstream 650 or the Global Express.
“We have no more room and we’ve been like that for a few months,” said Tom Harris, president of Alliance Air/Aviation Services for Hillwood. “The demand is pretty strong in North Texas for these kinds of hangars. I would say we get calls almost weekly looking for this kind of space.”
Harris said the airport has a wait list of 16 private planes that will be able to move in to the new hangars as soon as they are completed. Some of these aircraft currently sit on the apron of the airport since there is not enough room in Alliance Air’s two existing hangars.
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The new hangars will also have 8,000 square-feet of office space that have already been leased, Harris said. According to a building permit filed with the city of Fort Worth, the project is expected to cost $5.38 million.
The last time Alliance built a multiple-use hangar for private jets was in 2006. Last year, the airport had over 120,000 operations which included takeoffs and landings of private planes, FedEx aircraft and commercial jets undergoing maintenance at GDC Technics.