Onorato, Airport Authority Break Ground on Voyager Jet Expansion
Fixed base operation will create 50 jobs and improve access road and ramp at County Airport
WEST MIFFLIN — Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato and the Allegheny County Airport Authority today broke ground on Voyager Jet Center’s new state-of-the-art fixed base operation (FBO) building at the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin.
“Voyager Jet provides an essential service to Allegheny County residents and business travelers, and with this expansion, it will create 50 new jobs over the next three years,” said Onorato. “We look forward to a long, successful future with Voyager Jet.”
Voyager Jet is building a 20,000-square-foot hanger and 30,000-square-foot office building, which will include increased security, parking and technology. The initial phase of the development project was completed earlier this year and included a new ramp area, parking lot, temporary FBO building and access roadway.
“Voyager Jet has been an important tenant of Allegheny County Airport since 1999,” said Airport Authority Chairman Glenn R. Mahone. “The company moved in and renovated Hangar 43 in 2003, and Voyager Jet’s success is cause for this grand expansion. Allegheny County Airport has a thriving corporate aviation program, in part, due to the company’s excellent operation and premier service.”
Allegheny County provided $250,000 for the $19.6-million expansion project. The expansion will retain more than 40 jobs in addition to the 50 jobs that will be created.
“We’re pleased with the progress of the expansion and look forward to finalizing the entire project at Allegheny County Airport to provide our customers with the best FBO experience,” said Voyager Jet Center Vice President Michael Dolan. “Our new center will continue to compete with air facilities throughout the United States in terms of quality of product and service.”