Altantic's New FBO at Portland International AIrport
Atlantic's new $30 million FBO at Oregon's Portland International Airport represents a major upgrade over the previous facility.

Atlantic Completes Major Oregon FBO Upgrade

Atlantic Aviation has completed its new FBO at Oregon’s Portland International Airport, where it is the lone service provider. The chain paid approximately $25 million of the cost of the $30 million facility, while the airport contributed the new ramp space.

The complex includes a more than 12,000-square-foot terminal with Northwest styling incorporating stone and reclaimed wood. It is nearly twice as large as the former facility. It features U.S. Customs, a large lounge with expanded seating areas and two fireplaces, a cafe area that can be used as an observation point for viewing ramp activity, pilots' lounge with snooze rooms, crew showers, private work spaces, Wi-Fi throughout the terminal and ramp, two conference rooms (one seating 14 and the other eight), and parking spaces for 235 cars. The FBO is also a DCA Gateway under the TSA's Washington, D.C. Access Standard Security (DASSP) program.

According to general manager Robert Pinedo, the former facility did not have enough employee space. This flaw was remedied in the new building, which offers separate locker rooms with showers, a staff kitchen and break room, training room, and laundry room. The project also includes a pair of 30,000-square-foot heated hangars capable of sheltering the latest class of ultra-long-range business jets, plus 15,500 square feet of shop and office space.