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Additional hangar under construction at Gothenburg airport

More space needed to store aircraft.

Motorists passing by Gothenburg’s airport this week might notice a new building under construction.

Work has begun at Quinn Field on a 9,480 square-foot hangar that can house six planes with additional space for storage.

The Gothenburg City Council approved the estimated $370,000 project in August of 2010 which is now at $439,316, according to Airport Authority secretary Roger Donner.

Donner said Paulsen Inc. of Cozad submitted the low bid for the job but it was higher than what engineers had anticipated.

Engineering, concrete and seeding costs were included in the bid as well as costs for a new taxiway on the west side of the hangar.

A $270,800 interest-free loan was obtained from U.S. Department of Aeronautics to help pay for the project.

The Airport Authority also will apply for a $168,516 conventional loan.

Once work is finished on the hangar sometime in July, Donner said there will be approach aprons to each of the six bio-fold doors.

When the project started in early April, he said workers encountered rain which delayed the project.

The Airport Authority decided to proceed with the project, he said, because there’s a waiting list for people wanting to rent space to house aircraft.

The airport currently has three hangars, owned by the Airport Authority, that serve that purpose.

Another hangar houses aircraft and equipment for the airport’s fixed base operator Mid-States Aviation of Cozad which also manages the airport.

On June 7, the airport authority board met to consider proposals for a new fixed base operator and manager of the airport.

At the meeting, board members accepted proposals and applications for both a FBO and manager and entered into closed session to discuss them.

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