Thursday, July 11, 2013

Henriksen Jet Center fully operational: Houston Executive Airport (KTME), Texas

Located west of Katy along the bustling energy corridor, Houston Executive Airport is a far cry from its stint as a crop-dusting facility in a rice field.

Today, the private airport is in full operation on more than 2,000 acres, offering pilots and aviation enthusiasts something to cheer about — the completion of Henriksen Jet Center, a premier terminal building featuring the world’s largest FBO arrival canopy and offering unparalleled service and amenities.

From the skies, pilots can appreciate the airport’s 6,610-foot runway, which can accommodate planes as large as a 737.  But the full effect of Ron Henriksen’s vision can best be seen when arriving under a massive FBO canopy at the new 22,500-square-foot premier terminal building.  

Measuring more than 32,800 square feet, the canopy is a fitting entrance — rain or shine — to pilots and their passengers. Henriksen Jet Center also features 24-hour aircraft fueling, ground handling operations, rental and crew cars, crew lounge, catering services and complimentary wireless internet access. The facility also offers long-term corporate leased space and 40 T-hangars. 

Henriksen’s vision was fueled by a passion for aviation that took firm root when he first learned to fly in his teens. When a highly-successful career in the telecom industry redirected him from commercial piloting, his interest in aviation never waned.  And as dozens of private airports began to close in Texas and across the United States, Henriksen decided it was time to return to aviation fulltime.  In addition to funding and building Houston Executive Airport, Henriksen also developed Austin Executive Airport, which opened in 2011. 

Henriksen cites Houston’s thriving economy as a predictor of continued growth in aviation in Texas.

“Business in Houston and across the state of Texas is strong and continues to draw significant new business to our city,” said Henriksen.  “Houston Executive’s growth is directly linked to our local and state’s strong economic performance, and we are eager partners in helping to draw and retain new opportunities for our community.”

Andrew Perry, A.A.E, Executive Director for Houston Executive Airport and Austin Executive Airport said that pilots can expect a different level of service at Houston Executive.

“We know there are other options for pilots here in Houston,” said Perry.   “What separates Houston Executive from other airports is the level of professional service we provide.   There is no airport anywhere that can match our service and amenities.  From the first experience to the last, our customers can expect nothing but the best from our team.”

Houston Executive Airport is located at 1900 Cardiff Road, Brookshire, Texas 77423; 281-AIRPORT.

More information about the airport is available by contacting Perry at 281-945-5000 or at


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