Google's Private Planes Could Get $82 Million Complex At San Jose Airport

Google's execs could be getting a serious travel upgrade with the proposed addition of an $82 million facility that would service and house their private jets at the Mineta San Jose International Airport.

The proposed 29-acre expansion will include an executive terminal, hangars and ramp space large enough to accommodate large business jets and aircraft servicing facilities, according to a statement from the airport released Friday.

Finding a home for Google's jets has proved difficult, according to the Mountain View Voice. The company's aircrafts are currently housed in the federally owned Moffett Field in Mountain View. The White House and NASA quashed a proposed $45 million restoration of Hangar One.

The San Jose airport, just over 10 miles from Google's headquarters in Mountain View, seems to be the next best option.

The airport completed more public renovations and upgrades in recent years, but will now focus on the private development on the West Side. The addition would also bring in new jobs and tax revenue to the area.

"Now, our focus must be the proposed private development and $82 million investment of the West Side by Signature Flight Support, to support the private aviation needs of local high-tech and other companies, most notably the personal aircraft of the principals at Google,” Director of Aviation Bill Sherry said in the statement.

Images courtesy of Mineta San José International Airport

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