The Texas A&M University System News Release

What:                         Grand Opening of new Fixed Base Operations Terminal
Where:                       General Aviation Terminal, Easterwood Aviation, 1770 George Bush Dr W, College Station
When:                        August 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Who:                          Chairman Charles Schwartz, Chancellor John Sharp, Astin Aviation CEO John Clanton, others
Easterwood FBONOTE: Arrangements can be made to tour facility before or after event.
Background
Last year, The Texas A&M University System, along with its aviation partner Astin Aviation, broke ground on a new general aviation terminal and hangar project at Easterwood Airport as part of a greater $15 million airport renovation project.
The new Fixed Base Operations terminal, or FBO, now has 8,000 square feet of passenger, pilot, flight planning and conference space capable of supporting the ever increasing volume of aviation activity.  The new hangar has 40,000 square feet of aircraft storage space capable of accommodating the largest corporate aircraft. The two facilities represent the first significant investment in general/corporate aviation improvements to the airport since 1946.
In the long tradition of supporting our armed services, the renovation project also includes a rapid refueling station for military helicopters and a crew briefing facility for military flight training. Together, these new facilities position Easterwood Airport and The Texas A&M University System at the forefront of general, corporate and military aviation support.
The Texas A&M University System owns Easterwood Airport, which is named in honor of Lt. Jesse Easterwood, a former A&M student and a U.S. Naval aviator during World War I. Astin Aviation, a local company, has operated the FBO since 2014, and it is committed a minimum of $7 million in improvements and upgrades to the airport.
About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.7 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 152,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $972 million in FY 2016 and helped drive the state’s economy.
Contact: Laylan Copelin
Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications
(979) 458-6425
(512) 289-2782 cell
lcopelin@tamus.edu

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