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Skyport Aviation opens new hangar at Tampa Executive Airport

The $1.9 million project adds 12,000 square feet of space to the award-winning general aviation facility.

Skyport hangar VDF 1

Officials from the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, Tampa International Airport and Skyport Aviation on Thursday celebrated the grand opening for the Fixed Based Operator’s new hangar at Tampa Executive Airport.

The $1.9 million structure adds 12,000 square feet of aircraft storage for Skyport clients. The hangar was built to the northeast of the main building, just a short walk away from the FBO’s lobby.

With more than 290 aircraft based at Tampa Executive, hangar space was at capacity, leading to the new hangar project.

The project took six months to complete, including an additional 12,000 square feet of apron. It is the first private development at the airport in nearly 20 years.

“It’s really great to get to open this hangar because I know there were a lot of people who worked very hard to bring this together,” said Brett Fay, Director of General Aviation for the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority. “It’s outstanding to see this kind of investment and we’re really excited about what this means for the future of VDF and Skyport.”

Skyport’s space can accommodate a wide range of aircraft, and includes access to state-of-the-art maintenance facilities.

To learn more about Skyport’s facilities at Tampa Executive, click here.