New GA Terminal Coming To Greenville-Spartanburg Airport | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 08.22.16

Airborne 08.23.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.26.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 08.22.16

Airborne 08.23.16

Airborne 08.24.16

Airborne 08.25.16

Airborne 08.26.16

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Wed, Mar 11, 2009

New GA Terminal Coming To Greenville-Spartanburg Airport

Former Building Damaged In 2007 Storm

For the better part of two decades, the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in South Carolina has been fighting an uphill image battle. For years, it was known as the Greenville-Spartanburg Jetport.

Around 1990, a coordinated effort was made to get the locals to call it by its FAA identifier, GSP... thought to be a more sophisticated-sounding name. Locals responded by joking it would more accurately be called "the Greenville-Spartanburg Propeller Port."

A more recent blow to the airport's image was dealt by a 2007 rainstorm, which collapsed the roof of the general aviation terminal. In what probably should have become a Jeff Foxworthy joke, Stevens Aviation, the field's FBO, was forced to move out of the unsafe building into... a trailer.

Things are finally looking up. The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission Monday awarded a contract valued at $1.25 million dollars to JonScot General Contractors of Greenville for construction of a new, 5,000 square-foot GA terminal. It will even have some thoroughly modern touches, using mostly recycled materials in construction, and incorporating rainwater collectors, day lighting and a solar water heating system.

GSP Spokeswoman Rosylin Weston observes, "For some of our customers, this is their first impression of the Upstate and we want to make it a good one."

In addition to providing the airport with a facelift, the construction jobs will be welcome. Construction is expected to start by April 1, and be completed by year's end.

FMI: www.gspairport.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 08.26.16: Citation Longitude Update, Falcon 9 Display, N Shore Heli Rte

Also: Aerosim Scholarship, Santa Monica Nonsense, Marine One, UAV Developer Kit, FAA Penalty, F-35 Weapons Test, Coastal Helicopters The Cessna Citation Longitude moves closer to i>[...]

Airborne 08.25.16: Airlander 10 Accident, M500 EASA Cert, Flying Car Frenzy

Also: Veterans Against Airshows, Redbird Migration 2016, Rocket Debris, Charles Taylor Award, Wayward Satellite, Norfolk International, Hawaiian Airlines It was only last week that>[...]

Airborne 08.26.16: Citation Longitude Update, Falcon 9 Display, N Shore Heli Rte

Also: Aerosim Scholarship, Santa Monica Nonsense, Marine One, UAV Developer Kit, FAA Penalty, F-35 Weapons Test, Coastal Helicopters The Cessna Citation Longitude moves closer to i>[...]

Prince Harry Helps Thwart Elephant Poachers In Africa

Flies Helicopters Over Liwonde National Park As A Spotter Prince Harry has traded his military uniform for a civilian flight suit, and most recently is assisting in an effort to th>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.27.16)

Experimental Soaring Association Formerly known as the Sailplane Homebuilders Association, the ESA is a national source for information regarding the design, building and flying of>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC