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FBO FEATURE
AUTHOR Walker Jaroch
TAC Air
Expands
and
Improves
in Amarillo
AMA is opening its " new " doors to the FBO's
first major renovation since 1993, growing their
footprint and improving their operations to meet
the needs of Amarillo's growing market.
LOCATED AT Rick Husband Amarillo International
Airport (AMA) in Amarillo, Texas, TAC Air - AMA is
in summer shape and showing off extensive upgrades
to the FBO. The formerly 4,500 square-foot terminal
and ground services facility has expanded into an
8,500 square-foot executive terminal and business
center. And the FBO's hangar grew to 102,700 square
feet of hangar space, 17,300 square feet of office and
4,875 square feet of shop space.
Tad Perryman, vice president
of marketing, TAC - The Arnold
Companies, said TAC Air has been at
AMA since 1993 and is excited for this
major upgrade to the FBO and refresh to
the whole campus. Perryman explained
the upgrades have been driven, in part,
to meet the growing market in Amarillo.
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" We've taken care of the facility, but it
clearly has been outgrown and advanced
from the time it was originally built, as
the city has been going through a lot of
changes from an economic development
standpoint, one of their areas of focus was
the airport, " said Perryman. " We chose
to come in and do a complete rebuild
of the existing FBO structure. And
with that, we grazed the land putting
temporary buildings up to the side and
then we started a complete rebuild of the
executive terminal. "
Conversations and development
on the upgrades began in 2019, with
work then beginning the next year.
Construction finished earlier in the year

July-August_2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of July-August_2021

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
FBOs Make a Strong Case for Increasing Charter, Flightschool Business, Other Service Offerings
Legal Matters
New Technology Takes Control of Baggage Systems
Innovating Airport Operations
TAC Air Expands and Improves in Amarillo
PFAS-Contaminated Drinking Water: A Growing Concern for Airports
Airports by the Thousands
Satellites Have the Power to Transform the Aviation Industry
Product Focus
July-August_2021 - 1
July-August_2021 - 2
July-August_2021 - 3
July-August_2021 - 4
July-August_2021 - Inside the Fence
July-August_2021 - Industry Update
July-August_2021 - 7
July-August_2021 - 8
July-August_2021 - 9
July-August_2021 - FBOs Make a Strong Case for Increasing Charter, Flightschool Business, Other Service Offerings
July-August_2021 - 11
July-August_2021 - Legal Matters
July-August_2021 - 13
July-August_2021 - New Technology Takes Control of Baggage Systems
July-August_2021 - 15
July-August_2021 - 16
July-August_2021 - 17
July-August_2021 - 18
July-August_2021 - 19
July-August_2021 - Innovating Airport Operations
July-August_2021 - 21
July-August_2021 - 22
July-August_2021 - 23
July-August_2021 - 24
July-August_2021 - 25
July-August_2021 - TAC Air Expands and Improves in Amarillo
July-August_2021 - 27
July-August_2021 - 28
July-August_2021 - 29
July-August_2021 - PFAS-Contaminated Drinking Water: A Growing Concern for Airports
July-August_2021 - 31
July-August_2021 - 32
July-August_2021 - Airports by the Thousands
July-August_2021 - 34
July-August_2021 - 35
July-August_2021 - Satellites Have the Power to Transform the Aviation Industry
July-August_2021 - 37
July-August_2021 - 38
July-August_2021 - 39
July-August_2021 - Product Focus
July-August_2021 - 41
July-August_2021 - 42
July-August_2021 - 43
July-August_2021 - 44
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