Berry Aviation, Inc. and Texas Aviation Partners Announce $3.2 Million Expansion at San Marcos Regional Airport

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Global Aviation Company to Build State-of-the-Art 31,000 Square Foot Facility

SAN MARCOS – (May 22, 2017) Berry Aviation, Inc. (Berry) expands its operations at San Marcos Regional Airport with the signing of a 40-year ground lease with the City of San Marcos. Texas Aviation Partners, the company contracted to manage the airport on behalf of the City, worked with Berry to secure the ground lease, on which Berry plans to construct a more than 31,000 square foot facility. The approximately $3.2 million investment will allow Berry to better accommodate their growing airline fleet and staff.

“San Marcos has been an excellent location for us to conduct business from for the past 25 years,” Sonny Berry, founder of Berry Aviation, Inc. explained. “We looked at several potential airports for this project and when we engaged with the leadership at the City of San Marcos and Texas Aviation Partners, we determined the best place for our company and team to expand was right here at home.”

The new facility will house Berry’s maintenance and supply-chain headquarters, and will include a 20,000 square foot maintenance hangar, machine shop, non-destructive testing lab, state-of-the-art parts retrieval system, and more than 10,000 square feet of office space. The facility will allow Berry to work on larger aircraft in a controlled environment and perform component overhaul for third party air carriers. Berry anticipates adding an additional 20 to 30 high-skilled employees as part of the expansion.

“The San Marcos Airport, coupled with the City’s location in this growing, thriving corridor makes our community ripe for economic development,” said city of San Marcos Mayor John Thomaides. “We are very pleased with Berry Aviation’s success in San Marcos, their position as a beacon of economic growth in the greater San Marcos region, and we look forward to 40 more years as a partner and home to the company.”

“After outgrowing our current space, we are excited about the new opportunities this expansion project presents and thankful for the ability to provide our employees with a world-class facility near their homes in the San Marcos area,” Berry said.

With more than 30 years in service, Berry provides innovative airlift and aviation support services to government and industry customers. For more information about Berry Aviation, please visit www.berryaviation.com.

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Berry Aviation, Inc.

Founded in 1983, Berry Aviation, Inc. provides airlift and aviation support services to address challenging circumstances in industry and government. Headquartered in San Marcos, Texas, with satellite facilities across the U.S., the Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific Islands, Berry covers almost 2.5 million miles, performing more than 13,000 flight operations, annually. Berry specializes in solving geopolitical, regulatory, environment and time related air transportation complexities through capabilities-driven aviation. More information on the company’s services, certifications, and history can be found at www.berryaviation.com.

About Texas Aviation Partners

Texas Aviation Partners was founded in 2007 to offer a unique blend of aviation and businesssolutions. TAP provides services that range from airport and FBO management to business development plans, capital improvement project management, and consulting. To learn more, visit www.texasaviationpartners.com.

San Marcos Regional Airport

Occupying nearly 1,400 acres, San Marcos Regional Airport is the city’s largest parcel of developable land and has been managed by Texas Aviation Partners since 2010. The airport is home to more than 225 based aircraft and 13 aviation-related businesses employing over 150 people. San Marcos Regional is the only reliever airport in Texas for two international airports (Austin-Bergstrom and San Antonio International).

GTU Jet relocating offices closer to Georgetown Municipal Airport’s runway

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May 3, 2017

GTU Jet to move base operations at Georgetown Municipal Airport

GEORGETOWN, Texas (May 3, 2017) – GTU Jet, the largest fixed base operator (FBO) servicing Georgetown Municipal Airport, is relocating their offices to a facility closer to the runway on Monday, May 8. The hangar and office building, which is adjacent to the airport terminal and air traffic control tower, is already part of GTU Jet’s leasehold.

The move comes on the heels of a successfully renegotiated lease with the city, led by Texas Aviation Partners, the FBO’s operator.

“We are ready and excited for the higher visibility,” said Ken Mabe, General Manager of GTU Jet. “The new location will make us easier to find for pilots visiting Georgetown for the first time.”

The space will include a dedicated frequency enabling air to ground communications with the FBO, a flight planning area, pilot snooze room, conference facilities, and a larger break room and rest area. Additionally, pilots will have access to a new diesel powered GPU, lavatory cart, and nitrogen service.

“We have invested heavily in the amenities we offer transient customers and tenants of the airport,” said Mabe. “Our level of service continues to increase. It makes sense to be closer to our customers on the airside so we can better serve them.”

GTU Jet will continue to operate and manage their existing hangar and ramp area, as well as the other buildings within their campus.

$1.5 million private hangar development opens at Pearland Regional Airport

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Pearland, Texas (January 16, 2017) – After months of anticipation, tenants who pre-leased a T-hangar at Pearland Regional Airport were excited to pick up the keys to their units on Monday.

“It’s been a lot of fun showing these pilots to their brand new hangars,” said operations manager Adam Arceneaux. “It’s like Christmas morning around here.”

Construction of the $1.5 million 23 unit T-hangar project is part of a multi-phase development plan put together by Texas Aviation Partners (airport management) and Clover Acquisition Corporation (airport owner).

Stephen Alexander with Texas Aviation Partners thinks the few remaining unleased units will go quickly.

“We listened to what the public needs and wants here” said Alexander. “With the construction of these T-hangars, we are looking to help alleviate the squeeze on general aviation pilots in the area.”

The T-hangars include electric bi-fold doors, 120-v outlets, plenty of space for supplies, and are in close proximity to the runway. They are expected to bring growth and development not only to the airport, but also to the surrounding area, as many of the alternative airport options do not have adequate hangar availability.

For more information about leasing, please visit www.flypearland.com/hangar-development or email LVJ@texasaviationpartners.com.

$5.7 million grant project set to begin Feb.16 at San Marcos Regional Airport

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (February 11, 2015) – It’s about to get much easier to access San Marcos Regional Airport by car. Construction to widen the airport’s entrance is scheduled to kick-off Monday, Feb. 16.

The project is part of a $5.7 million FAA-funded grant awarded in 2014. The widened entrance is a portion of a larger runway reconstruction project.

“The reconstruction of runway 13/31 is the main component of the grant project,” said Cassidy Berenato, Director of Marketing and Business Development for Texas Aviation Partners. “But airside construction won’t begin until April.”

The airport entrance will be widened from approximately 22 feet to 45 feet and will include a left-hand turn lane from the airport onto Highway 21. As an added safety measure, Texas Aviation Partners is working closely with TxDOT Highways to have a left turn lane installed on Highway 21.

“We’ve desperately needed a wider entrance for many years. Not only will it be safer, but it’s consistent with our overall strategy of increasing the airport’s curb appeal.”

In addition to the runway reconstruction and airport entrance, the project will include an aircraft engine run-up area and three Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPIs). PAPIs are navigational aids that alert pilots if they’re too high or too low when landing, Berenato explained.

The entire project is scheduled for completion in August.

San Marcos City Council Renews Airport Management Contract for 5 Years

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (February 5, 2015) – On Tuesday, Feb. 3, the San Marcos City Council voted unanimously to renew its contract with Texas Aviation Partners, LLC. for the operation, management, and development of San Marcos Regional Airport.

“We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished in these first five years,” said Stephen Alexander, founding partner. “We have more work to do and we’re honored to continue growing San Marcos Regional on behalf of the city and surrounding community.”

Since the original contract began in 2010, Texas Aviation Partners has overseen over $13M in federal, state, and local grant projects in addition to the day-to-day operations of the airport.

In 2014, Texas Aviation Partners completed a business development plan for the airport as part of a TxDOT administered federal grant. The plan focuses on real estate, business recruitment, and marketing in a 3-5 year time frame.

Implementation of the business plan is underway with an initial focus on brand development.

“We started with the creation of a logo to communicate the vision of the airport,” said Cassidy Berenato, Director of Marketing and Business Development. “We’ve already used it on new directional signage and it will tie-in with our airport website currently in design.”

“With the business plan complete we have a clear path on how to grow this airport over the next five years,” Alexander said. “The contract renewal reaffirms the visionary leadership of the City of San Marcos and their confidence in our team.”