McKinney National Airport (TKI) is hosting an event at 11 a.m. April 20, to celebrate the groundbreaking of its new state-of-the-art 17,000 square foot fixed base operator (FBO) and executive terminal. The event will be at the main entrance of the airport, centrally located next to the current terminal. Honored guests and speakers include Mayor George Fuller, city of McKinney, Paul Grimes, McKinney city manager, and Brad Henderson, president of Western LLC, the developer and design-builder for this project.
The new transient hangar, which broke ground last month, and executive terminal are designed for the McKinney Air Center who is the FBO providing fuel and world-class services to the aviation community at McKinney National Airport. The new facilities will enable the Airport and McKinney Air Center to continue to provide an award-winning level of service to the growing aviation community.
The city of McKinney has joined with Western LLC in a public-private partnership on the new $16 million-dollar aviation development to update and expand its facilities. The new executive terminal will include two conference rooms, flight planning room, training room, media room, pilot lounge, refreshment center, outdoor lounge, and package storage. There will be build-to-suit office space available for lease, curbside luggage service, a porte-cochere entry, and on-site car rental fleet and services.
“We are privileged to work with the city of McKinney and the McKinney National Airport teams on this project,” said Heather Astuto, client executive with Western LLC. “I am honored to work as an advocate alongside the City and the Airport to ensure that we at Western meet all of their needs.” Heather has been a resident of McKinney for 10 years.
According to Astuto, Western LLC’s design team came to visit McKinney in early March and was able to tour not only the airport, but also the city to get a feel for the community. Construction of the 39,900 SF transient hangar is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year and the executive terminal’s completion date is June 2019.