Jet Assist proposes a new FBO and hangar at Belfast International


Jet Assist has submitted a proposal to Belfast International Airport for a new $4.1 million hangar and FBO facility at the airport.

The hangar will be big enough to handle a Boeing 767-300 as well as business and turboprop aircraft.

The facility will include an FBO with offices, lounges, crew rest rooms and showers. The FBO will also have its own dedicated aircraft apron and VIP security screening.

Speaking at EBACE in Geneva last week Ian Morrow, CEO of Jet Assist said: “We have decided after much thought to embark on this journey to grow and expand our presence at Belfast International Airport, as the foremost handling agent located there; also that we might grow our based customers, the Northern Irish Charter market and the Tech Stop market. Northern Ireland is an economy that is currently seeing business growth and with the coming of reduced corporation tax infrastructure is very important to ensure that growth continues. Without infrastructure such as this facility Northern Ireland will not be set up to deal with the influx of companies wishing to set up business there. This hangar is a view to a future not just of Northern Ireland but of Jet Assist Ltd and its planned growth model.”

The new facility is slated for completion in summer 2017, subject to approval and planning permission.

“We are already receiving interest in customers basing aircraft in Belfast even if they are living in Dublin or Mainland UK. Our service is about style & elegance combined with speed, efficiency & discretion,” added Morrow.