Hanover County is building a new terminal building on the east side of the County Airport, and groundbreaking ceremonies for the new facility were held on November 4.
“This will be a key facility for our expansion on this side of the airport,” said County Administrator John A. Budesky. Ashland District Supervisor Faye O. Prichard, a member of the Airport Committee, said it would be “a gold star for Hanover County,”
Also speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony was Mark K. Flynn, Director of the Virginia Department of Aviation, and Jackie Dankos, Chairman of the Airport Committee. Most of the funding for the 7,000 square foot terminal building will be provided by a VDOA grant.
The facility will include many new spaces including a spacious lobby for air travelers, conference room facilities, a pilot lounge and flight planning and vending facilities in addition to a new front line counter and Fixed Base Operator spaces.
Construction has begun and is scheduled to be completed in about a year.
Contractor is Oyster Point Construction Company. Architect is PHSPlus.
The Hanover County Hanover Airport is a General Aviation Reliever Airport for Richmond International. It opened in 1969.
Just over 100 aircraft are based at the Hanover Airport. In addition to a variety of smaller aircraft, the Airport is designed for mid-size corporate jets.
The new terminal building will be adjacent to the Luck Stone Corporation hangar that was completed earlier this year. Luck Stone is the Airport’s first corporate hangar.
Heart of Virginia Aviation, the Fixed Base Operator of the Hanover Airport, is about to embark on the construction of a new 100 X 150 corporate hangar adjacent to the new terminal building.