Des Moines Flying Service Move Brings Airport Closer to Vision for New Terminal
Des Moines, Iowa (March 25, 2021): Des Moines Flying Service (DMFS), a general aviation sales and service company, moved into a new 26,100 square foot facility located on the south side of the Des Moines International Airport. The move was completed and DMFS opened for business in the new facility Monday, March 22, 2021. The airport’s new terminal programming plan necessitated the relocation.
The Des Moines Flying Service facility is connected to the new terminal project. The planning for this project started in 2018 with the purpose of opening land on the northeast side of the campus, clearing the way for a new terminal north of the existing site. Des Moines Flying Service began design for the building in October 2018. Turner Construction Co. was awarded the construction contract on January 14, 2020. The total project cost $8,743,000.
The new facility provides increased capacity with 35% more hangar space for aircraft and operations. Additionally, the move unites Des Moines Flying Service teams including new HondaJet and Piper Aircraft sales, pre-owned aircraft sales, aircraft parts & service, and operations under one roof creating pathways for more efficiency in operations.
“This new facility is larger than the previous operating footprint, and it is laid out well for us to provide optimum service to our customers” said Steve Thompson, President of Des Moines Flying Service. “It allows for more efficient processes plus our entire team will be in the same building enhancing collaboration and streamlining workflow.”
The former facility is slated to be demolished in future years as the airport moves forward with plans to design and build a new airport terminal on the northeast side of the airport campus.
“This project is part of our long-term vision to build a new terminal,” said Kevin Foley, Airport Authority Executive Director. “It’s exciting to see the plan coming to fruition with Des Moines Flying Service moving to the southside of the Airport and into their new facility.”
About the Des Moines Airport Authority
The Des Moines Airport Authority is an independent entity that oversees the operations and maintenance of the Des Moines International Airport. The Airport Authority works to improve the quality of air service and make air travel to and from Des Moines more convenient and pleasurable. For more information, visit flydsm.com and follow @dsmairport on Twitter and DSM International Airport on Facebook.
About Des Moines Flying Service
Established in 1939 by Howard Gregory, DMFS is one of the largest general aviation sales and service outlets in the world. DMFS is an Authorized HondaJet Dealer, and notably, has been an Authorized Piper Aircraft Dealer for over 82 years. Collectively DMFS has sold and supported thousands of new and used aircraft to customers all around the globe. DMFS is owned by Muncie Aviation Company, the longest-ranking Piper Dealer in the world. For more information about Des Moines Flying Service, go to dmfs.com or contact Molly Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.