Artist rendering of the planned Kona Jet Center
The Kona Jet Center, when completed by the end of 2019, will be the third FBO at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole, joining Signature Flight Support and Air Service Hawaii.

Another New FBO in the Works in Hawaii

Two months after it was announced that Hawaii’s Kona Ellison Onizuka International Airport would receive a new FBO terminal and private aviation hangar project comes word of a second. Av8 Partners, a consortium of companies that includes Airport Business Solutions, has been granted a 55-year ground lease at the south end of the airport, where it plans to begin construction soon on a complex.

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The Kona Jet Center will include a 7,000-square-foot terminal with a 40-foot-high atrium, lounges, conference rooms, Wi-Fi throughout the property, two large hangars capable of sheltering the latest ultra-long-range bizjets, and a 50,000-gallon fuel farm.  

The company expects the FBO to be operational by the end of 2019. It has selected Avfuel as its fuel supplier and will employ local customer-service representatives who will be trained in the Ritz Carlton aviation program, as well as NATA Safety 1st-educated line staff.