by Slim Zimmermann
Texas Aviation Association
Work wrapped up on the two-year construction of the Austin Executive Airport (KEDC) with a Texas size grand opening celebration this week. Over 400 guests toured the modern facility which includes a new 29,000 sq. ft. FBO terminal building, corporate hangar, GA hangars, service buildings and a 6025 foot long runway.
Airport owner and developer Ron Henriksen spent over $33 million and transformed the run down Bird’s Nest Airport into a state-of-the-art aviation hub that will attract business and GA aircraft from around the world to Central Texas. The new airport will be a huge boost to the Texas economy. Airport manager Jim Craig has already hired over 15 employees and looks to hire more.
Guests dined on delicious BBQ before the official opening ceremony. Austin Executive officer Andrew Perry introduced guest speakers which included Craig Fuller, president of AOPA, Steve Hadley of NBAA, Texas state senator Kirk Watson, Travis County commissioner Ron Davis and Pflugerville mayor Jeff Coleman.
The new Austin Executive Airport is operational and open for business.
T-hangars that can house twins are under construction as well as hail sheds. Those interested in getting hangar space need to call Jim Craig at 512-AIRPORT.
Visit the Austin Executive Airport website.