March 15, 2017
APP Jet Center Hayward Celebrates Opening
APP Jet Center is pleased to announce that the major expansion and renovation of its FBO at San Francisco-area Hayward Executive Airport (HWD) opened today.
A celebratory reception at the new facility was held this morning. Hayward public officials attending included David Decoteau, Airport Operations Supervisor; Morad Fakhrai, Director of Public Works; Kelly McAdoo, City Manager; Doug McNeeley, Airport Manager; David Rizk, Development Services Director; and Elisa Marquez and Francisco Zermeno, City Council Members.
APP intends with this development to alleviate hangar overcrowding and better serve its fast growing client base.
The $5 million project includes:
(1) Construction of a new 20,000-square-foot hangar (with 28-foot tall doors), increasing APP’s capacity to 86,000 square feet of hangar space at Hayward. The hangar is already 75 percent leased, with most of the tenants operating large cabin aircraft.
(2) Construction of a new 3,000-square-foot modern FBO passenger terminal offering snooze rooms, showers and the most modern facilities on the field.
(3) Renovation of APP’s adjacent 12,000-square-foot facility to which the new 20,000-square-foot hangar is attached. This provides a total of 32,000 square feet of contiguous modern hangar space.
(4) An open ramp for aircraft to access easily without congestion.
Design of the project passenger areas, directed by Niche Interiors, a leading San Francisco interior design firm, aesthetically reflects the style of Silicon Valley.
“This is a bold achievement for APP,” Thom Harrow, CEO of APP Properties, Inc., said. “We are increasing our aircraft storage and client services while developing the most distinguished facility at Hayward Executive Airport. We have planned this for many years and are very excited for our clients to share our enjoyment of this upscale, modern property.”
APP Jet Center has been in operation at HWD since 2009.
Tom Panico, general manager of APP Jet Center Hayward, added: “It’s an honor to offer this top-notch facility to our loyal clients and to our growing list of new clients as well.”
News Coverage of Grand Opening:
East Bay Times
Aviation International News
San Francisco Business Times
Opening Reception Photos:
APP Properties CEO Thom Harrow and Hayward City Council Member Francisco Zermeno
David Rizk, Hayward Development Services Director; Dan Harrow, APP Properties Business Development; Tom Panico, APP Hayward General Manager; Doug McNeeley, Hayward Airport Manager
APP Hayward General Manager Tom Panico
Hayward City Manager Kelly McAdoo
Morad Fakhrai, Hayward Director of Public Works, and Thom Harrow, APP Properties CEO
Elisa Marquez, Hayward City Council Member, and David Decoteau, Hayward Airport Operations Supervisor
Fran David, former Hayward City Manager, and Thom Harrow, APP Properties CEO