Sustainability and Safety Paramount in Airport Board’s Project Decision



January 23, 2024

Sustainability and Safety Paramount in Airport Board’s Project Decision

Jackson, Wyoming – At their January 22, 2024 Special Board Meeting, the Jackson Hole Airport Board approved the construction of a building which encompasses administration offices and FBO terminal that will be the most sustainability-focused project to-date. The Board noted construction will begin in the spring after the demolition of an existing hangar has been completed.

The building was designed with an emphasis on reducing the environmental footprint of the facility and it will utilize numerous energy reduction features including a geothermal HVAC system, long-life cycle and low VOC materials, and energy efficient lighting. The building was also designed with an emphasis on visual integration with the natural environment.

The existing FBO facilities are over 30 years old and the administration offices are located in a temporary trailer. The new Administration and FBO Building will replace these facilities and support safe and efficient operations. The new building will include 21,000 square feet of above ground space split between two levels and a full basement and will not have any aircraft hangar space.

This project will be funded with revenue bonds which will be paid off with revenues generated by FBO users. Financial projections indicate the revenue bonds can be paid in full within five years.

“We are looking forward to having the entire Airport staff together in a permanent building. Our focus on environmental sensitivity will be evident as our offices and the FBO terminal will be the most energy efficient building we have built to date. We continue to prioritize not encouraging additional flights and collaborating closely with Grand Teton National Park,” stated Board President, Ed Liebzeit.

The Jackson Hole Airport is operated by the Jackson Hole Airport Board, which is organized under Wyoming Statute. The airport operates in Grand Teton National Park through a Use Agreement with the Department of the Interior, with assets owned and maintained by the Airport Board.