The location will be the fourth for the company and its first in the state, according to company officials, who noted it was chosen over five other applicants for the FBO, which will be in a new $3.3 million general aviation terminal built by the airport in 2022.
“We are thrilled to help move the airport forward in this beautiful facility and honored to be its inaugural FBO,” said Thomas Mathew, CEO of GateOne.
The new GA terminal includes a crew and passenger lounge, flight planning area, crew rest facility, and conference room. GateOne KGCC will also offer aircraft maintenance, deicing service, tie-downs, and 29,772 square feet of hangar space able to accommodate aircraft up to a Gulfstream.
“We plan to offer maintenance services for aircraft from single engines to turboprops and possibly jets,” Mathew said. “We’ll also look at the needs of the local and transient communities, and see if we need to build more hangars to attract both customer segments.”
He added he plans on adding a flight school and small charter operation at the location.
GateOne KGCC will be moved in and open for business July 1, 2023. It joins sister locations at Cedar City Regional Airport (KCDC) in Cedar City, Utah; Stinson Municipal Airport (KSSF) in San Antonio, Texas; and Chandler Municipal Airport (KCHD) in Chandler, Arizona.