GOODYEAR — Airport and city officials, along with Lux Air Jet Centers, gathered Friday to break ground on its corporate hangar and fixed-base operator (FBO) facility at the Phoenix-Goodyear airport.
The project will cost $9.7 million and will cover 60,000 square feet. About 12,500 square feet of that will be dedicated to three new hangars which can house 12-15 aircraft at a time, depending on size of the planes. There are also plans for an in-house restaurant.
“This development will further establish the airport’s corporate image, enhancing out recruitment of high-quality businesses that need that need local access to an airport,” Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord said in a press release.
The airport, near Interstate 10 and Litchfield Road, was built during World War II and was operated by the U.S. Navy. It was purchased in 1968 by the city of Phoenix to be used as relief for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
The project is estimated to be completed in spring of 2016.