American Aero FTW to be Major Tenant in Renovated & Expanded

Meacham International Airport Administration Building in Fort Worth

American Aero will occupy 8,400 square feet in new facility, scheduled for completion in 2016

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 19, 2015) – American Aero FTW, a fixed-base operator (FBO) located at Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas, joined the City of Fort Worth Aviation Department in kicking off a $17.5 million renovation and expansion effort of the 1968 Meacham International Airport Administration Building.

American Aero is building a new, world-class FBO and will be the primary tenant in the new administration building scheduled for completion in May 2016. The FBO will occupy 8,400 square feet of the 75,000-square-foot facility.

“Meacham International Airport is one of the premier airports in America’s southwest,” said American Aero General Manager Riggs Brown. “Our new FBO will provide an efficient departure and entry point and will deliver a VIP experience for pilots, crews, and travelers.”

The new American Aero FBO terminal will offer extensive amenities, including around-the-clock U.S. Customs and Border Protection services, separate VIP and pilot lounges, a fully-equipped conference room, and a state-of-the-art flight planning room.

American Aero is also building three, state-of-the-art LEED certified hangars and a two-story office complex at the airport. Slated for completion later this year, the new hangars will accommodate any aircraft up to a Gulfstream G650.

In addition, American Aero recently announced the purchase of 64,000 square feet of additional hangar space and 2.3 acres of land at the airport. With the acquisition and new construction, American Aero will operate more than 290,000 square feet of hangar and office space and six acres of ramp space at Meacham International Airport.

American Aero provides extensive ground support services for aircraft, including air start capabilities, ground power, potable water service, lavatory service, air stairs, belt loader, forklift and third-party maintenance, oxygen, nitrogen, and de-icing services.

About American Aero FTW  

American Aero FTW is a private aviation terminal located at Meacham International Airport (KFTW) in Fort Worth, Texas. The fixed-base operator (FBO) is focused on the refueling, ground handling, servicing, and storing of business and private aviation aircraft and provides extensive crew and passenger amenities. In 2015, American Aero FTW became the first FBO in the Western Hemisphere to achieve the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC); it was one of the first in the world to earn Stage 2 registration in 2017 and became first in the world to be awarded Stage 3 registration in 2018. American Aero FTW offers 280,000 square feet of leasable hangar and office space and is the primary tenant and only FBO in the airport’s main administration building. In April 2020, American Aero FTW ranked the #1 FBO in world in the annual Aviation International News (AIN) reader survey. AIN conducts the industry’s only annual independent, online evaluation of FBOs, which includes more than 4,500 operators worldwide. More information can be found at

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