June 10, 2020

Galaxy FBO is moving forward with expansion plans amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, recently breaking ground on a new Texas location at Addison Airport (ADS) near Dallas, TX.

Slated to open summer 2021, the four-building complex will be located at the airport’s far southeastern corner abeam the approach end to runway 33.

Aviation International News reports the complex will include a 20,000 square-foot terminal with concierge services, passenger and pilot lounges and a crew snooze room, as well as two 38,000 sq. ft. hangars and a 30,000 sq. ft. hangar.

The location will be Galaxy’s northernmost location in the Lone Star State, joining FBOs at Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) and Conroe North Houston Regional Airport (CXO). Galaxy also operates the private Woodlands Heliport (1TE2).

“We’re excited to expand the Galaxy FBO out of the Houston area to increase our overall presence in Texas,” said Jeremy Gee, managing director of parent company Black Forest Aviation. “With the area surrounding the city of Addison continuing to flourish, our new facility will provide the much-needed hangar space for our corporate and general aviation clients, while providing more job opportunities.”

Galaxy’s sister charter company Wing Aviation will relocate its operations from its current hangar at ADS to the new facility upon completion. The new FBO will join existing fixed-base operators Atlantic Aviation and Million Air in serving the busy single-runway North Texas airport.

The new FBO comes as the Texas Department of Transportation recently pledged nearly $1.4 million in improvements to ADS. The Dallas Morning News reported last November that city planners anticipate continued growth in Addison upon completion of a new light rail line connecting the nearby city of Plano with Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).