Nation’s Newest Heliport Opens in DeSoto, Texas
February 25, 2014
By Curt Epstein
Sky Helicopters, which also operates the FBO at the Garland/DFW heliport approximately 30 miles away, was awarded a 60-year lease to manage the facility and the company spent approximately 70 percent of the cost of the heliport in building the terminal, hangars and ramp. Construction began last March and the facility includes more than an acre of concrete ramp and is compliant with all current regulations regarding heliport construction and TSA security. The 25,000 sq ft of heated hangar space consists of a 10,000-sq-ft hangar, which is sub-divideable in terms of separate hangar and personnel access doors, and a 15,000-sq-ft community hangar attached to the 12,000-sq-ft terminal/office complex.
The FBO has a staff of six and is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Sunday hours to be determined by demand. Among its amenities are passenger and pilot lounges, a coffee bar/Internet café, three a/v-equipped conference rooms and 10 offices.
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