Rise Aviation breaks ground on FBO’s new terminal


Rise Aviation new FBO rendering

Sherman/Denison, Texas – 10 May 2021 – Rise Aviation held a ground-breaking ceremony on 3 May 2021, for its new FBO terminal at North Texas Regional Airport in Sherman/Denison, Texas.

Owner George Schuler along with Kelly Cannell and Mike Livezey of Rise Aviation were joined by: Judge Bill Magers of Grayson County; county commissioners, Bart Lawrence and Phyllis James; members of the Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority Board, Robert Brady and Bill Benton; and elected officials from both Sherman and Denison. Also participating were Rise Aviation’s long-time fuel supplier, Avfuel Corporation, and financial, architectural and design partners, b1 Bank, McCaslin & Associates, Dorsch Interiors in collaboration with Nielsen Collection, and general contractor, Piazza Construction.

In 2008 Rise Aviation began offering FBO services as Lake Texoma Jet Center when it acquired the existing FBO at North Texas Regional Airport. As growth accelerated from the DFW Metroplex north toward NTRA, Rise Aviation began plans for a new modern FBO facility to better serve the general aviation community. Rise entered negotiations with the Grayson County Regional Mobility Authority to acquire an additional leasehold for development of a new state-of-the-art FBO facility.

Currently, Rise Aviation operates four hangar/office facilities at North Texas Regional Airport (NTRA) totalling 67,530 sq. ft. of hangar space, 21,890 sq. ft. of office/shop space, and 7 acres of aircraft ramp space. This new project adds 1.4 acres of leasehold and a 10,721 sq. ft. terminal, which includes a large passenger lobby, crew lounge and separate snooze room, a flight planning area, a vending area, leasable office space, an observation deck overlooking the runways, a large executive conference room, and NTRA’s administrative offices. The new Rise Aviation FBO terminal is slated to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.

The new state-of-the-art facility was designed to accommodate the needs of the business aviation community well into the future and enables Rise to expand amenities offered to its customers.

“We are delighted to be underway with construction of our new FBO terminal at North Texas Regional Airport,” said Schuler. “Rise looks forward to continue serving the users of North Texas Regional Airport with this new facility. As the North Texas area continues to grow, many businesses and investors who come to Grayson County with thoughts about relocating, building or investing here will arrive in a business aircraft and we are pleased Rise Aviation’s new facility at NTRA will be Grayson County’s front door to the world.”