Heritage Aviation opens new full service FBO
April 12, 2010, Burlington, VT - Heritage Aviation will unveil its brand new, 79,000- square-foot, eco-friendly fixed base operation (FBO) at the Burlington International Airport (BTV) during a celebration to be held on May 20, 2010.
The company is proud to offer a full-service facility with 24/7 service at this important international gateway. At the event, sister company Heritage Flight, will celebrate 25 years of providing charter flight services.
At the opening gala on May 20th, guests will have the opportunity to experience Heritage Aviation’s FBO and hangar, complete with aircraft on display. Heritage Aviation engaged local Vermont companies and crafts people in the design, construction and outfitting of this building. The event will highlight that important local association. A Vermont Symphony Orchestra quintet will provide the musical accompaniment while the chef from Vermont’s Culinary Resort and Spa, The Essex dishes up bites utilizing local ingredients. A sampling of local microbrews along with paired wines from Vermont and around the country will also be served.
Heritage Aviation caters to transient pilots, their passengers, and aircraft owners. The facility houses a well-appointed lounge featuring handcrafted furnishings by Vermont artisans of natural woods, stone and textiles from reclaimed and sustainable sources. Pilots can enjoy the well-equipped gym, game room, media room, as well as flight planning and snooze rooms.
“We are tremendously proud of our new FBO, from the hangar that needs little to no electrical lighting during daytime shifts, to the LEKTRO tugs that provide exceptionally safe aircraft handling while still minimizing our carbon footprint,” said Heritage Aviation President, Chris Hill. “This new facility is also a great way to celebrate our sister company, Heritage Flight, and their 25 years providing charter flight services.”
Heritage also offers avionics, maintenance, detailing and aircraft management services. The maintenance department earned the FAA Diamond award and the avionics division, has been recognized by the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) for excellence. For ground handling, detailing, fueling, hangar space and to request line services, Heritage Aviation is the area's largest and most luxurious FBO with U.S. customs located conveniently on site.
Heritage Aviation’s brand new state-of-the-art FBO designed by TruexCullins, utilizes green technology, eco-friendly material, and is on track to be LEED Silver certified. The facility is partially powered by renewable resources including solar and wind energy generated by solar panels and the nation's first community scale wind turbine at a general aviation facility. Rain water is collected and reused, and the building has one of the largest green roofs in all of New England. Additionally, the parking lot was constructed using pervious pavement, a porous substitute for traditional asphalt, which allows water to be absorbed into the ground rather than runoff into storm drains.