AeroPremier Jet Center debuts at NEW

After almost four years, AeroPremier Jet Center finally moves into its new FBO offices at New Orleans Lakefront Airport (NEWS) in a recently renovated terminal. Formerly a National Guard helicopter facility, the building was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina and it was uncertain what the fate of the structure would be pending FEMA funding discussions.

In 2008, AeroPremier successfully won its bid to operate an FBO at the airport and FEMA funding was allocated to restore the National Guard facility towards that use. After several contractor delays, the building was finally delivered to the Orleans Levee District on Feb. 1, 2012, and AeroPremier moved its operation from its temporary trailer facilities to the newly renovated building.

The new terminal features a state-of-the-art flight planning room, pilot lounge, sleep rooms, and private aircrew bathrooms and showers, an eat-in, bistro-style kitchen and hospitality/snack area equipped with new vending machines, ATM, coffee service, popcorn and cookies.

The FBO also has more than 50,000-square-feet of hangar space capable of accommodating up to a G-V, a full complement of line/ramp services, certified maintenance support, concierge services,  catering options, and more.

“We describe our FBO as ‘designed by pilots for pilots’ because we know what you want to see and do while you’re with us,” said General Manager Jay Taffet, a long-time GA pilot and former military pilot. “This building is really something to see and, after you do, you will truly understand what it’s like when you combine exceptional service with exceptional facilities and wrap it up with the enthusiasm of devoted pilots who make up the AeroPremier management and ownership team.”

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