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Galaxy Aviation William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) Fixed Base Operator + Hangar Facility

PGAL worked in partnership with civil engineers Kimley-Horn to design the new Fixed Base Operations (FBO) and Hangar project at Hobby International Airport (HOU).

The project includes two 39,770-square-foot aircraft hangars and one 24,220-square-foot FBO terminal to support general and corporate aviation operations. The Terminal building includes world-class amenities such as a customer lounge, conference rooms, crew lounge, quiet room and shower, flight planning room, and operations support spaces.

The Black Forest Ventures Galaxy FBO provides the ultimate luxury lounge experience. The use of both contrasting colors and textures provides the customer a more inviting atmosphere. Customer-facing areas have a consistent aesthetic as one moves throughout the different spaces. The use of large format, stone-like tiles on the floors give a sense of grand luxury but is contrasted by softer materials such as wood veneer panels and trim work. The overall palette plays with both warm and cool tones yet retains the more comfortable neutrals for hues. The foyer entry, VIP Lounge, and concourse offer expansive views and bring in natural light. The spaces provide passengers an inviting area to enjoy the offered amenities for long periods of time. The concourse offers a coffee and refresh bar, a custom wine cellar, and varied types of seating. The VIP Lounge includes a 90-degree window wall, full bar, and premium finishes. The pilots’ lounge offers a kitchenette, private shower room, quiet room, and a TV lounge.

The project also includes associated site work including aircraft parking areas, a fuel island, and landside vehicular parking lot. PGAL’s scope of services includes architecture, interior architecture including FF&E selection (for the FBO), and consultant coordination for FBO and aircraft hangar building packages.

Features Include:

  1. Two hangars and one fixed-base operations terminal
  2. Aircraft parking, fueling, and landside vehicular parking
  3. VIP Lounge experience with luxury amenities
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