Hillwood and Alliance Aviation Services executives raised their glasses for a toast this week to celebrate the completion of Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport’s latest addition.
Construction on a new, modern fixed-based operation (FBO) facility at Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport recently completed with more than 20,000 square feet of lounges and meeting space. Fixed base operators provide aeronautical services for aircraft, pilots, other crew members and passengers, including fueling, maintenance and crew lounges with dedicated rest areas, according to Simple Flying.
The new facility at 13901 Aviator Way in Fort Worth also adds more than 68,000 square feet of attached hangar space to Alliance Aviation Services. The aviation services branch of the Alliance Texas development now makes up about 200,000 square feet across six hangars to support the growing fleet of based aircraft, the company said.
“The FBO is a continuation of Alliance Aviation Services’ three- decade legacy of providing best-in-class and award-winning support services to general and corporate aviation as well as military and air cargo operations,” the company said in a release.
The new space, designed by Corgan Architects and Amaze Design, features multiple lounges, four private meeting spaces, five conference rooms, kitchen and break room areas, and private areas with showers and pull-out beds for pilots and crew members.
During Ross Perot Jr.’s remarks at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, the Hillwood chairman reflected on the 33-year history of Alliance’s aviation services. What started in a double-wide trailer when the world’s first industrial airport, formerly Alliance Airport, had barely begun has since evolved into the new FBO facility that stands today at the recently renamed Perot Field.
“From the beginning of Alliance, this FBO and the air services operation—we knew it was always more than just an FBO,” Perot said. “It is a marketing center where we take care of our clients and customers. Certainly the aviation customers, but also it’s a reflection on the 27,000-acre AllianceTexas program.”
In addition to the new space’s indoor accommodations for flight crews, outdoor seating with ramp views was added to the facility as well. Alliance Aviation Services currently has hangar space and premium office space for lease. Perot Field’s services include air cargo, corporate and government aviation.
AllianceTexas was born out of the public-private partnership between Hillwood, the city of Fort Worth and the Federal Aviation Administration. Since 1989, the North Fort Worth community has brought nearly $3.4 billion in taxes to the local government and had an economic impact of more than $111 billion, Hillwood president Mike Berry said at the renaming of Perot Field in December.
“AllianceTexas has proven to be a modern day, Texas-size success story, encapsulating the pioneering and can-do spirit so often associated with this state,” said Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker in December. “Hillwood drives innovative economic growth, with a focus on sustainability, its commitment to communities and a belief that we should all leave the world better than we found it.”