first wing jet center opens new hangar at fkr
March 13, 2018
In collaboration with the Frankfort/Clinton County Airport Authority, First Wing Jet Center (formerly Montgomery Aviation) has announced the grand opening of a new, 12,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art aircraft hangar at Frankfort/Clinton County Municipal Airport (FKR). The airport is located on State Road 28 in Frankfort, roughly 20 miles from Lafayette.
With more than 12,000 sq. ft. of heated space and a 110-ft wide hydraulic door, the hangar accommodates large business jets, such as Gulfstream G650 or Global Express aircraft. The new hangar features radiant heated floors, ground power plug ins and modern LED lighting. The hangar is adjacent to a brand new 40,000 sq. ft. aircraft ramp and de-icing pad (opened in late 2017) as well as new self-serve 100LL and Jet A fuel farms.
Attached to the new hangar, a new terminal featuring conference rooms, office facilities, pilots’ lounge/bunk room and additional event space is scheduled to open late summer/early fall.
“We are excited about this new facility and the commitment the Frankfort/Clinton County community has shown to the continued improvement and investment in their airport infrastructure,” said Sean White, Vice President and General Manager of First Wing Jet Center. “The new hangar and terminal will provide Frankfort residents and business travelers with first-class accommodations and increase traffic to and from the airport. We’re also excited to provide the community with space to hold community meetings, events, fundraisers and more. This terminal will benefit the people of Clinton County for years to come.”
“This facility was built to not only increase business opportunities for the airport and store aircraft, it was built to serve as a gathering place for the people of Frankfort,” said Alan Dunn, President of the Frankfort/Clinton County Airport Authority. “The building was specifically designed to be used for community functions, such as proms, weddings, fundraisers, and community and business meetings. We look forward to hosting the community for an open house when the terminal opens this summer.”
Interested hangar customers should contact Matt Hankins, FKR Airport Manager, at (765) 654-6275 or email@example.com.