The Spokane Airport Board recently announced the ground lease and concession agreement for a new FBO ( fixed base operator ) by a Marathon FBO Partners,LLC dba Aero Center Spokane, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Florida based SAR Trilogy Management,LLC. The new operator will construct a new facility on 1.86 acres of leased land on along W. Pilot Dr. within the business park area at Spokane International Airport.
Aero Center Spokane will be the third operation of the aforementioned SAR-T, currently they operate a location at their base airport in Lakeland,FL, will open a Aero Center in Wilmington,NC in the Spring of 2022 and plan to open here in Spokane during the Spring of 2023 after building their new facility.
Plans at the Spokane facility include a 5200 SF FBO terminal connected to a 15000 SF aircraft storage hanger and a separate 10000 SF aircraft maintenance hanger. Additionally Aero Center Spokane will lease 82488 SF of aircraft parking apron, all with a 25 year lease term.
FBO's focus on general aviation and they plan to provide a full spectrum of services- Aircraft fueling, office/hanger rentals, line services and maintenance support. In addition Aero Center Spokane says they plan to partner with local businesses to provide additional services like aircraft management and charter services, flight training, and aircraft sales.
" Spokane's catchment area and economic activity at SIA drew us to the region. We believe Aero Center's customer-focused and full service business model will be appealing to the entire SIA aviation community " said Sanjay Aggarwal marketing director and co-founder of SAR-T .
The new Aero Center Spokane FBO is estimated to create about two dozen new jobs locally.