The Frankfort/Clinton County Airport Authority and First Wing Jet Center are excited to announce the grand opening of a new, 12,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art aircraft terminal and hangar at Frankfort/Clinton County Municipal Airport (FKR). A community grand opening celebration and open house will be held on Saturday, May 18 from 8 – 11:30 a.m.
Activities include a biscuits and gravy breakfast ($10/person), aircraft on display, tours of the new terminal and heated hangar, bounce houses (free) and more! The new building features event space, office facilities, conference rooms, pilots’ lounge and more. The building was specifically designed to be used for community functions, such as proms, weddings, fundraisers, and community and business meetings.
“This facility was built to not only increase business opportunities for the airport and store aircraft, it was built to serve as a gathering place for the people of Frankfort,” said Alan Dunn, President of the Frankfort/Clinton County Airport Authority.
With more than 12,000 sq. ft. of heated space and a 110-ft wide hydraulic door, the hangar accommodates large business jets, such as Gulfstream G650 or Global Express aircraft. The new hangar features radiant heated floors, ground power plug ins and modern LED lighting. The hangar is adjacent to a brand new 40,000 sq. ft. aircraft ramp and de-icing pad (opened in late 2017) as well as new self-serve 100LL and Jet A fuel farms.
“We are excited about this new facility and the commitment the Frankfort/Clinton County community has shown to the continued improvement and investment in their airport infrastructure,” said Sean White, Vice President and General Manager of First Wing Jet Center. “The new hangar and terminal will provide Frankfort residents and business travelers with first-class accommodations and increase traffic to and from the airport.”