Located at the southern end of Lone Star Executive Airport main runway, Galaxy's new FBO features two hangers, each totaling 76,000 square feet. The hangars can fit about four large cabin jets and 15 to 20 mid-sized business jets.
Built at a cost of $15 million, Galaxy operations are a subsidiary of Black Forest Ventures, an investment firm in The Woodlands.
The main building has 25,000 square feet that will house Galaxy’s operations, provide office space and a restaurant with a seating capacity of 130.
As this FBO opened, construction on the LSEA's main runway extension officially commenced.The runway project will extend the existing primary landing runway from 6,000 feet to 7,500 feet to accommodate bigger corporate jets.
Of the $17.830 million for the runway extension, $15.28 million is provided through the Texas Department of Transportation. The remaining $2.543 million is the county’s match.
Work has begun creating turnarounds that vehicle traffic could use when each side of Airport Road is permanently severed by the runway extension.
A temporary cement plant is beginning to be erected on the southeast side of the airport property.
Tallahassee Regional Airport needs a longer runway, expanded baggage service and more gates to handle additional passengers and commercial traffic expected over the next 20 years.