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Reynolds Jet leases historic Hangar 4 at Lunken Airport, Cincinnati

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Tatjana Obrazcova
Source: Blueskynews

Leading aircraft management and on demand jet charter company, Reynolds Jet, has signed an agreement with Landmark Aviation for the exclusive lease of the prestigious Hangar 4 and its associated ramp area and car parking facility, on Lunken Airport, Cincinnati, OH.

The leasing of Hangar 4 is the next logical step for Reynolds Jet to further enrich its aircraft services offerings to their aircraft owner customers and on-demand jet charter clients. The company will provide these customers with additional range of ground services that include direct handling and moving of managed aircraft, and hangaring and fueling, and will now be uniquely positioned to capitalize on growth opportunities in the Cincinnati region.

Reynolds Jet is now the largest operator of on-demand charter aircraft that call Lunken Airport home. The lease of Hangar 4 will allow the company to provide the charter customer with the same boutique customer service experienced by the aircraft owner.

As a respected and long-standing leader in aircraft management and jet charter services on Lunken Field, Reynolds Jet has secured a long-term lease for the space.

Learjet at Hangar 4

Taking up occupancy this month, Reynolds Jet will refurbish the facilities in the company style of authentic and elegant surroundings of the highest quality, while preserving with the heritage of the facilities.

The facility agreement highlights

  • Total leased area of 217,355 square feet
  • Over 27,000 square feet of hangar space
  • Over 60,000 square feet of ramp area
  • Over 20,000 square feet of passenger lounge, office and shop space
  • 3,800 square feet garage facility with space for 16 automobiles
  • Secure, gate-coded 17,000 square feet parking lot

The extended services that Reynolds Jet now offers to its managed aircraft owners are controlled hangar space, cohabited by fellow Reynolds Jet-managed aircraft only, fueling direct from onsite fuel farm to the aircraft, aircraft cleaning services and permanent onsite third-party maintenance service to perform routine servicing and major inspections and repairs to the private aircraft under Reynolds Jet’s management. Reynolds Jet will acquire their own ground handling equipment and hire additional personnel on the ground to meet incoming flights, take care of the luggage from aircraft to car, handle and position, fuel and service the aircraft and prepare the cabin for outgoing flights with that “home-away-from-home” feeling their customers have come to expect.

The establishment of this new home will provide Reynolds Jet with a true corporate presence on the field. Both aircraft owners and on demand private jet charter customers will benefit from both a reduction in cost, and an improvement in their experience. While away, customers will be able to keep their automobiles secure in locked garage parking facilities adjoining the hangar and find it, upon their return, cleaned and washed. Our owners will have better access to their aircraft, and enjoy a true “one-step-out-of-the-car and one-step-onto-the-aircraft” luxury experience.

Allan Mann, Vice President, Operations for Reynolds Jet said, “This agreement is a historic milestone and a testimony to our loyal customers, based in the Greater Cincinnati Area and surrounding regions. Acquiring this hangar facility will take our company and our excellent boutique customer service to the next level. This strategic expansion in service offerings and operations supports our vision to be the best customer service company in business aircraft management and charter.” Mann continued, “Our direct ability to hangar, fuel and have third party maintenance conducted on Lunken Field will enable us to provide world class flight support services to our customers, who appreciate the highest level of service, performance and value. We are now in complete control of the customer’s experience, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.”

The Hangar 4 legacy

Hangar 4 is one of the most prestigious facilities at Lunken Airport and has an exciting legacy. In 1928 Aeronca Aircraft Corporation was formed to build light aircraft, and became one of the first successful general aviation aircraft producers in the US, starting with the C-2“flying bathtub”. Several other models followed, and it was during World War II that they produced the Defender - a tandem trainer used to train pilots.

Aeronca continued to manufacture aircraft in Hangar 4 until 1940, with over 500 C-2 and C-3 aircraft built during this time. Proctor & Gamble Co. acquired the Aeronca Hangar 4 in 1950 as home to their fleet of DC-3 aircraft. During their 54-year tenure since, the historic building had been enlarged and modernized by the company several times to accommodate their continually updated aircraft and flight department. Proctor & Gamble Co. vacated Hangar 4 in 2006. In July 2015, Reynolds Jet agreed to lease Hangar 4, with the option to occupy the facilities until July 2037.

Mann concluded, “Our dedication to perfecting an irresistible boutique service where our aircraft travelers experience extraordinary care and peace of mind is at the heart of everything we do. Our commitment to this facility and extension of our business allows us to further enhance our exceptional and memorable service offering, increase our operations and better serve the Cincinnati community.”

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