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Terminal Area Redevelopment, includes new executive hangars

  

Aviation Business Center - Scottsdale Airport

The Scottsdale Airport terminal area will undergo a major redevelopment this summer to fully maximize use of the limited and valuable property available on-airport. The most recent update to the Airport Master Plan cited the need for more executive hangar space and better utilization of prime airport property. With the partnership of long-standing airport tenants, Gemini Air Group, Inc. and Volanti (formerly Zulu Caffe) this project is soon to be a reality. 

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Both the existing airport terminal building and the adjacent aviation business center will be knocked down this summer. In its place, the new Aviation Business Center will include a larger restaurant on the second level with outdoor patio seating and premium views of the airfield and the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Mountains. Additionally there will be an event venue equipped to host a variety of meeting and events, the restaurant's new name will be Volanti links to external site . Additionally there will be offices for the U.S. Customs service office, Civil Air US customs ofc webPatrol office, Airport Administration offices and office space that will be available for lease. There also will be a lobby area and outdoor plaza area. Next to the Aviation Business Center, two large, 30,000 square foot, executive-type hangar facilities will be added to offer much-needed hangar facilities at the airport. The D.M.D Real Estate Grouplinks to external site was instrumental in evaluating the terminal area redevelopment concept and assisting us in securing one of the airport's long-standing tenants, Gemini Air Grouplinks to external site, to lease and manage the hangars. D.M.D. is on contract with the city to provide leasing and real estate services. 

Mead & Huntlinks to external site and DWLlinks to external site have been retained to do the engineering and design work. A contract is in place with JE Dunnlinks to external site to construct the building. 

A grand opening is slated for summer 2018.

Executive Hangars - Gemini Air Group, Inc.

Gemini hangars view airside

The redevelopment project includes construction of two executive-type hangars, which are able to accommodate aircraft up to a Gulfstream 650, Falcon 7x or Global Express. The hangars will be built by Scottsdale Airport at approximately 30,000 square feet each offering direct runway access, 28 foot doors and a private fuel facility onsite. Gemini Air Group, Inc., an aircraft charter company, was selected through a Request for Proposals process to lease and operate the hangar facilities.  For more information on the hangars, contact Gemini Air Group, Inc.links to external site at 480-991-5387.

Restaurant / Meeting Rooms - Volanti

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A new restaurant featuring an extended patio area and glass windows to fully experience the airport and airfield, while enjoying a delicious meal, will be built on the second floor of the Aviation Business Center. Additionally a new banquet facility and meeting rooms will be a new component offering a new venue in this part of town for events, banquets and meetings. The current airport restaurant owner of Zulu Caffe will manage the restaurant and banquet facility.

Thunderbird Field II Veterans’ Memorial 

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Scottsdale City Council has approved an agreement to build a veterans' memorial shade plaza as part of the Terminal Area Redevelopment Project. This structure will feature a Pre-World War II Stearman aircraft. An aircraft that is similar to those that flew during Scottsdale Airport's origins as a WWII flight training facility.

PT17It was a flashback in history on April 27 when this Stearman PT-17 biplane landed at Scottsdale Airport -- it's identical to those flown here when the airport was founded as Thunderbird II, a training field for pilots training for combat duty in World War II.  Watch video

The plane will become the centerpiece of a memorial to those pilots and their accomplishments. 

Read more about this initiative to honor veterans on the Thunderbird Field II Veterans' websitelinks to external site.

Timeline

  • June 30 - Airport Administration relocated to Airport Operations Center.
  • June 30 - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office moved; new parking area for aircraft.
  • July 5 - Airport Terminal Building and adjacent parking lots closed. 
  • Summer 2017 – Demolition of current buildings.
  • Spring 2018 – Completion of the new Executive Hangars.
  • Summer 2018 -  Completion of Aviation Business Center.
  • A more detailed construction timeline will be made available once confirmed.

Contact Information

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Contact
Gary P. Mascaro
Scottsdale Airport - Aviation Director
P: 480-312-7735
gmascaro@scottsdaleaz.gov

Conceptual Site Plan

Hangar Location

Project Information