Wyoming Airport Inaugurates Solar-powered FBO

Aug 9, 2018 - 9:00 PM

Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport recently held the grand opening for the municipally owned and operated Sweetwater Aviation’s new home. The FBO facility replaces the previous 90-year-old building and features a 5,000-square-foot terminal with a passenger lobby, pilot lounge, quiet rooms, exercise room, a professional golf simulator, conference rooms, and office space. The adjoining 25,000-square-foot hangar can accommodate the latest large-cabin business jets.

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Built at a cost of $5.8 million, the Avfuel-branded facility receives 70 percent of its power from a 30-kilowatt solar array, the first installed at an airport in the state. The airport is owned by the city of Rock Springs and the FBO project received funding from the Wyoming Business Council, Wyoming Department of Transportation, and the Federal Aviation Administration.