APP Jet Center’s Expansion at Hayward Executive Airport Celebrates Opening

March 24, 2017
The $5 million project includes a 20,000-square-foot hangar and 3,000-square-foot passenger terminal.

NEW CANAAN, Conn., March 17, 2017 – APP Jet Center, an aviation company of fixed based operations (FBOs) and airport real estate, is pleased to announce that the major expansion and renovation of its FBO at San Francisco-area Hayward Executive Airport (HWD) opened Wednesday, March 15.

A celebratory reception at the new facility was held Wednesday morning. APP intends with this development to alleviate hangar overcrowding and better serve its fast growing client base.

The $5 million project includes:

  • Construction of a new 20,000-square-foot hangar (with 28-foot tall doors), increasing APP’s capacity to 86,000 square feet of hangar space at Hayward. The hangar is already 75 percent leased, with most of the tenants operating large cabin aircraft.
  • Construction of a new 3,000-square-foot modern FBO passenger terminal offering snooze rooms, showers and the most modern facilities on the field.
  • Renovation of APP’s adjacent 12,000-square-foot facility to which the new 20,000-square-foot hangar is attached. This provides a total of 32,000 square feet of contiguous modern hangar space.
  • An open ramp for aircraft to access easily without congestion.

Design of the project passenger areas, directed by Niche Interiors, a leading San Francisco interior design firm, aesthetically reflects the style of Silicon Valley.

“This is a bold achievement for APP,” Thom Harrow, CEO of APP Properties, Inc., said. “We are increasing our aircraft storage and client services while developing the most distinguished facility at Hayward Executive Airport. We have planned this for many years and are very excited for our clients to share our enjoyment of this upscale, modern property.”

APP Jet Center has been in operation at HWD since 2009.

Tom Panico, general manager of APP Jet Center Hayward, added: “It’s an honor to offer this top-notch facility to our loyal clients and to our growing list of new clients as well.”

About APP Jet Center
APP Jet Center is an aviation company operating FBOs (fixed based operations) and airport real estate. It is owned and operated by APP Properties, Inc., a shareholder owned real estate investment trust (REIT) headquartered in New Canaan, Conn.  APP Jet Center operates FBOs in three markets: Fort Pierce, Fla., at St. Lucie County International Airport (FPR); Hayward, Calif. (serving San Francisco), at Hayward Executive Airport (HWD); and Manassas, Va. (serving Washington, D.C.), at Manassas Regional Airport (HEF). The Company also owns and operates 65,000 square feet of aircraft hangars at Denver’s Centennial Airport (KAPA). Established in 2009, APP Jet Center is repeatedly recognized by the aviation industry for its excellence in service and safety: In 2013 it became the first FBO in the U.S. to complete NATA’s Safety 1st Ground Audit Standard program. For more information please visit