“An excellent rate of growth” is evidenced at Cobb County International Airport over the last five years which will lead to the addition of hangars. (Courtesy of Cobb County)

Cobb International Airport sees growth, interest

Cobb County International Airport is seeing more growth in traffic trends and interest in hangar space.

This information came from Cobb Airport Manager Karl Von Hagel during the Feb. 3 quarterly meeting of the Airport Strategic Planning Board.

Von Hagel said Air Traffic and Customs activity has been growing consistently, showing “an excellent rate of growth when compared to other airports” over the last five years.

Board member Chad Fulcher of Hawthorne Global Aviation reported that a new Legacy 500 and Gulfstream 100 have based on the airport since the board’s last meeting in December.

Several larger corporate jet inquiries have been made, and inquiries continue to be received regularly for hangar space, according to Fulcher.

Regarding more hangar space, Von Hagel reviewed the current status of three locations being pursued for that space.

One hangar site would be next to the future Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Station.

However, that ARFF Station is delayed indefinitely because the building costs exceeded the available budget.

Now the Cobb Fire Department is seeking additional funding for the project.

Information: CobbCounty.org/transportation/airport

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