Our vision is to relocate our fixed-base operator (FBO) and major general aviation operations for corporate aircraft to be closer to the airport’s runways and make better use of available areas.
The existing large aircraft maintenance hangar needs replacement for a larger and more efficient facility. We also need to improve the overall availability of facilities and services offered to both corporate aircraft and other general aviation aircraft by providing additional hangars and adequate apron parking.
Our plans include:
New Maintenance Hangar and Associated Parking: A larger and more modern hangar and associated parking will help ROA anticipate future airline maintenance needs and potentially be able to attract additional air carrier operations.
New FBO Building, Aircraft Apron, and Associated Parking: Relocating the existing FBO building and associated parking to a new area closer to the airport’s runways makes it easier to find and attract more transient corporate aircraft. The new location will also allow easier access to general aviation customers and further separates general aviation facilities and operations from the commercial passenger terminal area.
We also want to expand the aircraft apron in front of the FBO building to better serve transient aircraft that stop at our airport to conduct business in the city or to refuel. The new location and size of the apron will be conducive to attract transient aircraft, as pilots will be able to easily locate the apron even when they are not familiar with our airport.
Additionally, providing adequate vehicular parking adjacent to the FBO will enhance its use and attractiveness to corporate operators.
New Hangars for Corporate Aviation: Currently, ROA is experiencing high demand for new hangars to be able to serve corporate aviation clients that want to store their aircraft in new and modern hangars. Providing new hangars for corporate aircraft will allow us to meet demand needs as well as provide adequate facilities for future corporate aviation needs in the region.
Additional Aircraft Fuel Storage Capacity: Our current aircraft fuel storage capacity is sufficient to meet fuel demands from our commercial airlines for up to three days, and we would like to expand the storage capacity to be able to hold sufficient fuel for up to five days of fuel demand from our airlines. New above-ground fuel storage tanks in the vicinity of existing facilities will allow us to meet that need.