Grand Forks International Airport Flight Support (FBO)

Grand Forks, North Dakota

After occupying an outdated and inefficient structure for many years, Grand Forks Flight Support was ready for takeoff, setting their sights on building a new, state-of-the-art, modern Fixed Base Operator (FBO) facility at Grand Forks International Airport. The new facility is a sustainable-designed, five-star flight support center with a modern lobby area featuring stained concrete floors, an exposed ceiling, and warm wood veneered walls. The design also provides new office spaces and an executive conference room, as well as an array of complementary services, such as flight planning, a pilot’s lounge, and an observation deck. Beyond the interior comforts, advanced aviation services are supported by a 22,500-square-foot indoor hangar, aircraft maintenance, parking, aircraft rental/charter, full-line services, and flight training. By investing in their passion, GFK Flight Support can continue to be the fastest growing aviation service in the region, and the area leader in aeronautical services for customers and suppliers.

Awards & Certifications

  • 2009 – AIA North Dakota: Honor Award

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"Throughout the design and construction process, the JLG team worked very closely with us, the engineers, and the contractors to keep the project within our budget and on schedule. Our new facility earned the top design award from the North Dakota Chapter of the American Institute of Architects - a testament to JLG's ability to balance design and budget."
– Brent Seifert, Grand Forks Flight Support