FBO Chain to Break Ground at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 20, 2015) – TAC Air will soon break ground on a new world-class executive terminal at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) in Little Rock, Arkansas. The well-appointed facility will feature amenities such as a conference room, pilot lounge, flight planning area, and passenger waiting. In addition, there will be a theater room, outdoor patio and pilot rest areas. Completion of the project is expected by spring 2016.
The new executive terminal will be located next to the North Terminal at LIT, where TAC Air consolidated operations after the acquisition of FBO services from Central Flying Service February 1, 2015. Approximately six months prior, in August 2014, TAC Air entered the Little Rock market with the purchase of the assets of fixed base operator Supermarine, expanding the TAC Air FBO network to 14 locations.
TAC Air is drawing inspiration for the LIT executive terminal from its facility in Lexington, Kentucky (LEX). Kip Simanek, who was the general manager for TAC Air LEX during its new executive terminal design and construction project, transferred to TAC Air LIT in January of this year. According to TAC Air VP & COO Christian Sasfai, “Kip successfully led the operation during not only extensive redevelopment of the leasehold, but also through a consolidation of FBOs at LEX when TAC Air acquired the assets of Air 51. His specific experience with such undertakings will be a valuable asset at LIT.” Christian Sasfai and Kip Simanek are both working on the LIT redevelopment project with architect Jerry Herndon, who designed TAC Air’s executive terminal at LEX.
The executive terminal construction is just one component of an $11 million redevelopment and expansion project TAC Air committed to under its lease terms with the Clinton National Airport. Once the new terminal is operational, plans are for the North Terminal to be demolished to make way for additional hangar space.
Operating since 1986, TAC Air has won numerous awards for safety and customer service, including being named “#1 FBO Chain” twice in recent years by the readers of Professional Pilot magazine.