Baton Rouge/KBTR, Louisiana to get 3rd FBO

Baton Rouge Metro Airport will have a 3rd FBO with the announcement of groundbreaking by Williams Jet Center. Aimed primarily at the owner flown community, the new five-acre complex under construction on the northwest side will be the only source for fuel in that area of the airport. At the start, the facility will offer only self-serve Jet-A and Avgas. “We’re not going to initially have fuel trucks, but we might get into that down the road,” said co-owner Luke Lewis, adding the company plans to offer its based customers a fuel discount incentive.

The facility is to be located between the North T-Hangars and the Mosquito Abatement & Rodent Control facility off Veterans Blvd.

With a price tag of several million dollars, the location will include 34 hangars for based tenants only, the largest of which will be 8,000 sq ft, enough to shelter aircraft up to an Embraer Phenom 300. Most of the 12 hangars available for purchase have been pre-sold, while the remaining ones will be available for lease.

The first phase, which includes three of the larger hangars, the terminal, and the fueling system, is expected to be finished by mid-2020.