GOAA Approves Sky Harbour’s State-Of-The-Art General Aviation Campus At Orlando Executive Airport

ORLANDO — The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) Board addressed the region’s growing need for aerospace innovation with its approval of a new Fixed Base Operator (FBO) at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). At today’s meeting, the Board approved a lease with Sky Harbour, the country’s leading corporate hangar developer, to build a 20-acre facility at ORL’s south campus area.

The addition of Sky Harbour’s facility at ORL aligns with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidance to enhance capacity at the airport. The project will create multiple benefits to ORL, GOAA, and to the greater Orlando community, generating approximately $33,000,000 in total direct revenue, creating or preserving over 200 jobs, and supporting economic development in the Orlando area, particularly for small businesses.

“As growth surges through the Central Florida region and state, so does the demand for aeronautical support facilities,” said Kevin J. Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of GOAA. “Our partnership with Sky Harbour symbolizes the Aviation Authority’s commitment to ensuring ORL remains at the forefront of meeting current and future demands for aeronautical services in Central Florida.”

“Orlando Executive Airport is the premier business aviation airport in Central Florida and serves one of the nation’s top business aviation markets,” said Tal Keinan, Sky Harbour Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful for the trust that GOAA has placed in Sky Harbour, and eager to get underway building a best-in-class campus to benefit the airport, the business aviation community, and residents of Orlando.”

Sky Harbour’s facility will include hangar space to house business and general aviation aircraft of all sizes, adjacent office space, critical operational infrastructure, and significant ramp and automobile parking. Anticipated completion for phase one of Sky Harbour ORL is 2026.

About the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority – The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority is proud to operate Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), two of Florida’s premier air travel gateways. MCO is a world-class global connector, serving more than 58 million annual passengers in its three terminals. ORL is conveniently located just miles from downtown Orlando and provides vital general aviation access to the heart of the region.

About Sky Harbour – Sky Harbour Group Corporation is an aviation infrastructure company developing the first nationwide network of Home-Basing campuses for business aircraft. The company develops, leases, and manages general aviation hangars across the United States. Sky Harbour’s Home-Basing offering aims to provide private and corporate customers with the best physical infrastructure in business aviation, coupled with dedicated service tailored to based aircraft, offering the shortest time to wheels-up in business aviation. To learn more, visit www.skyharbour.group.