B. Coleman Aviation is set to begin a multi-phase, long-term expansion plan after being granted approval by the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority Board. The plan includes the construction of a 40,000 square-foot common hangar facility and a ground lease for 11 acres of aviation developmental opportunities.

“B. Coleman Aviation has been a trusted partner in the growth of the airport for more than two years and we’re thrilled to approve their expansion plans,” said airport chairman Stephen Mays. “There are a lot of exciting things happening at the airport, and this is the latest in public-private sector investments that will help the airport grow.”

The first phase of development centers on the construction of the common hangar that will be located just east of B. Coleman’s facility. The new hangar will dramatically expand on B. Coleman Aviation’s existing 52,000 square-foot FBO and hangar complex. Visiting and based aircraft enjoy little to no ATC delays, an 8,900-foot runway, the lowest fuel costs in the region, and a state-of-the-art FBO facility with maintenance capabilities.

Further expansion plans would allow construction for up to four new hangars, ideally as build to suit options for private aircraft owners and corporate flight departments. The available land parcels are located on the north and east sides of the B. Coleman facility within the airport’s secured area.

“In the past two years, our business at Gary/Chicago International Airport has grown significantly and we no longer have enough space to meet demand,” said John Girzadas, president of B. Coleman Aviation. “We believe that the Gary/Chicago Airport is the most convenient and economical option for general aviation in Chicagoland. Our plans to grow reflect not only where we think the airport is today, but where it is going in the future.”

Interested parties can find more information regarding lease opportunities at www.b-coleman.com/hangar or contact the company at 219.750.1508.