North American FBO chain Ross Aviation, along with key representatives from both the City of Scottsdale and building contractor JE Dunn, have broken ground on an expansive new hangar and office building complex at Scottsdale Municipal airport in Arizona.
The new facility will further complement Ross' presence at SDL which is one of the US' most active year-round locations. The 56,000 sq ft hangar, along with two 3,000 sq ft office buildings, will provide a significant amount of new space for Ross Aviation's base customers at the airport and will feature two primary bays with the capability to easily accommodate both Gulfstream 650 and Bombardier Global Express aircraft.
Staying true to the company's ongoing commitment to reducing business aviation's impact on the environment, the roof of the new hangar and office complex at Scottsdale will also be prepped for solar panel installation, and its 36-space parking area will feature EV charging stations.
“Putting shovels in the ground is the start of providing even greater hangar capacity for our customers here in Scottsdale,” says Brian Corbett, Ross CEO. “Moreover, today's groundbreaking further affirms our promise to invest in creating best-in-class facilities that allow us to provide an unmatched level of flight hospitality to make every customer's journey as safe, hassle-free and pleasant as possible.”
On hand for the groundbreaking ceremony was Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega, who adds: “Congratulations to Ross Aviation for investing in success in Scottsdale, Arizona. We have an amazing team and an amazing field, which we consider to be a backbone of executive travel here in the Valley.”
JE Dunn is the contractor responsible for build-out of the new facility. Mike Hunter, a representative of the firm, concludes: “We're excited to begin construction on the Ross Aviation hangar project here at Scottsdale. We value the opportunity to build a relationship with Ross Aviation as well as to continue our relationships with Scottsdale airport and DWL Architects.”
Ross Aviation expects to continue to expand its current 18 FBO network from the Cayman Islands to Alaska in the months to come.