A ribbon cutting was held for the 17 new T-hangars at the Lebanon Airport on Thursday.
City leaders and aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Lebanon Municipal Airport on Thursday afternoon to celebrate their newest T-Hangars.
Construction on the 17 new T-Hangars began in February 2015, with aircraft starting to move in August 2015. The city will have 52 T-Hangars, 9 Box Hangars, 11 Private Corporate Hangars and a terminal with a community hangar.
Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead welcomed folks to the ribbon cutting, held outside of the new T-Hangars. He said it had been a long project, started at the wrong time of the year.
"We started in the winter and everything caught us - but we got it done. It is just the start of where we are going for the future of the Lebanon Airport," he said. "We appreciate everybody who made this happen to make our community grow."
Direct Flight Solutions LLC Owner Heather Bay, who serves as Fixed Base Operator of the Lebanon Airport, managing the daily operations of the field, next took the opportunity to share a few words.
"The new T-Hangars are state of the art and meets the demands of the airfield for pilots to house their investment," she said.
The new hangars have 48-foot-wide bifold electric doors with 13-foot clear height. These hangars will house larger single engine aircraft according to a release from the City of Lebanon.
T.O. Cragwall, chairman of the Lebanon Airport Commission, wrapped by saying, "It's a great day for us. We are excited about what is going on at the airport."