Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport is making news again.
In June, the Fort Worth City Council passed a resolution renaming Alliance Airport in honor of the late North Texas business icon and philanthropist Ross Perot Sr., who died in 2019.
Last month, the airport was named one of the Top 20 U.S. Cargo Airports ranked by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Now Alliance Airport—the world’s first industrial airport designed for cargo and corporate aviation traffic—is just weeks away from unveiling a new terminal with over 20,000 square feet of “highly amenitized lounges” and meeting facilities and 68,000 square feet of attached hangar space.
Hillwood and Alliance Aviation Services say the new “fixed-based operation” facility, or FBO, will continue their three-decade legacy of “best-in-class” support services to general and corporate aviation as well as military and air cargo operations.
Designed by Corgan Architects and Amaze Design
The new facility at 13901 Aviator Way was designed by Corgan Architects and Amaze Design. With its launch, the airport will have six hangars totaling around 200,000 square feet to support the growing fleet of aircraft based at Alliance Airport. It will expand the airport’s current full-service offerings with additional, “first-class” accommodations for flight crews, as well as more flexible, spacious lounges for pilots and passengers.
Outdoor seating with ramp views has been integrated into the site as well, Alliance Aviation said.
‘An elite, private flying experience’
“The new FBO at Perot Field Fort Worth Alliance Airport uniquely positions us for the growing demand for an elite, private flying experience,” Christian Childs, president of Alliance Aviation Companies at Hillwood, said in a statement. “Pilots and passengers will soon have access to expanded amenities and the highest level of customer service they’ve become accustomed to over the years.”
The airport is the cornerstone for the 27,000-acre AllianceTexas development, one of the nation’s leading public-private partnerships. Hillwood, the city of Fort Worth, and the Federal Aviation Administration collaborated on the creation of the airport, which today is a key part of the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ).
The MIZ also includes FedEx Southwest Regional Sort Hub and Amazon Air Regional Hub, among others. Alliance Airport moved more than 2.4 billion pounds of cargo in 2021, a 45.75% increase over 2020.
Part of the Air Elite FBO network, Alliance Airport was recognized as the No. 1 Air Elite Diamond Location in 2018 and was named Air Elite Diamond Service Location of the Year. In 2020, Alliance Aviation Services was named World Fuel Rewards Top 10 Best by Air Elite and received the Air Elite Marketing Masters Award.
Event planned in December
Dallas-based developer Hillwood plans to host an event in December to mark both the official name change of the airport and the opening of the new FBO facility.
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