Jennings Airport is building a new hangar

Posted at 7:12 PM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 20:12:43-04

The Jennings Airport is currently undergoing a construction project that will see its services greatly expanded.

The airport is building a new twelve unit T-hangar which will hold small privately owned general aviation planes.

"I have a waiting list with about forty people on it waiting for twelve hangars and most of the people have been on the list for about three to four years,” explained Airport Manager Dwayne Bebee.

The individual hangars are shaped like a “T” so they can be staggered. "You can put more planes in the T-hangar because of the efficient use of the space,” explained Bebee.

The expansion will pull in more money from private plane owners renting the spaces, and more traffic to the airport’s refueling stations, officials say.

"This is half gas that we sell to the general aviation public. It has a credit card machine. You can fuel yourself 24/7 365 days a year,” explained Bebee.

This could mean more stability for Jennings Airport which serves as a hub for crop dusters across Jefferson Davis Parish.

"It sustains us. We do work off of dirt strips, but when it rains and gets wet. We work off of here and two or three other crop dusting services work off of here. With that asphalt strips you can still work,” said Bebee.

The hangar will be ready to hold planes in three months.