Modern Aviation Wraps Development Project on Seattle FBO

 - June 23, 2022, 12:04 PM
The centerpiece of Modern Aviation's $25 million expansion and renovation project at its FBO at Seattle's Boeing Field/King County International Airport, is a new 40,000 sq ft hangar capable of sheltering the latest ultra-long-range business jets. (Photo: Modern Aviation)

FBO operator Modern Aviation has completed a major expansion and renovation of its facility at Seattle Boeing Field/King County International Airport. The first phase of the $25 million project consisted of the construction of a 40,000-sq-ft hangar, which was then followed by the addition of a new 24,500-sq-ft hangar with an adjoining 7,000 sq ft of office space. In total, the FBO—one of three service providers on the field—now has 115,000 sq ft of hangar space.

Concurrent with the hangar development, the company, which acquired the Seattle location in 2018, also performed a renovation on its 5,000-sq-ft terminal that expanded its conference rooms and introduced a new pilot lounge. Sustainable features were also adopted such as LED lighting, water-saving measures, use of compostable materials and recycling, landscaping with drought-resistant plants, installing special materials in hangar roofs to reduce the "heat island" effect, acquiring electric ground handling equipment, and adding electric vehicle charging stations.

“These new and renovated facilities are a true reflection of the Modern Aviation brand as we serve the current and future needs of the aviation community,” said Eric Schneider, the location’s general manager.