Temple: Economy To Get Big Boost From Airport Lease Agreement

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

TEMPLE (November 2, 2012)—The City of Temple will soon get a big boost after the city council unanimously agreed to enter an airport lease agreement with Kachemak Bay Flying Service, Inc. (KBFS), located in Killeen.

The company will spend $12,000 annually to rent the 7,590-square-foot hangar at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport.

In addition to, the economy will benefit from increased aircraft traffic and fuel sales.

KBFS plans to conduct aviation training and provide commercial aviation operations.

“Our parent company, System Studies and Simulation (S3) has been searching for an opportunity like this hangar in the local area that could help us better perform our contracts with the US Army at fort Hood, and more importantly, facilitate even greater expansion into commercial aviation training, maintenance and logistic services,” KBFS General Manager Gary Chambless said.

“This will allow our flying customers to hangar their aircraft overnight. Some have landed at our airport, dropped off their passengers and flew elsewhere to hangar their aircraft overnight. This is not only an inconvenience to our customers, but a loss in revenue for the city. Our goal everyday is to provide the best in service to our customers and adding this new business and service facility will do just that,” Airport Director Sharon Rostovich said.

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