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Aviation company builds hangar

October 19, 2015
| By Pat Evans |
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Landmark Aviation breaks ground on its second hangar at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Courtesy Owen-Ames-Kimball

An airplane services company is building a new hangar at Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Landmark Aviation is building a 23,750-square-foot fixed base operations, or FBO, facility on a 16.8-acre site at the airport, Owen-Ames-Kimball said last week. The site will include an 18,750-square-foot hangar and 5,000-square-foot office.

The cost of the project was not disclosed. Construction will use “eco-friendly materials.”

The facility is part of Landmark Aviation’s “commitment to continually investing in its network.”

The hangar will not replace the existing Landmark Aviation facility at Ford airport. It will allow the company to accommodate larger planes, up to Boeing 747s, at the airport. The company has operated in Grand Rapids since July 2013.

Landmark Aviation

Headquartered in Houston, Landmark Aviation operates a network of FBO facilities throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada.

The company provides airport and aircraft services — such as de-icing, maintenance, concierge services and catering — to both private and commercial planes.

Firms

A number of firms will work on the Ford airport project: Owen-Ames-Kimball, construction management; Prein & Newhof, geotechnical engineer; Butler Manufacturing, pre-engineering building; Rivers & Christian, architect; Tammy Edmonds Design, interior designer; and CHA, civil engineer.

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