New FBO Facility to be Developed in Kona, HI

Niles Bolton Associates is proud to be working with AV8 Partners, LP on the first new world class FBO facility to be developed in the Hawaiian Islands in decades. After successfully securing a 55-year ground lease with the State of Hawaii, Kona Jet Center is currently under design development and planning for a ceremonial groundbreaking by the end of 2018. The new facility is being constructed at the south end of the Ellison Onizuka International Airport (KOA) in Kona, Hawaii.

Coming in late 2019, this new corporate aviation complex will include the only private general aviation ramp area on the Airport.  It will also include a 7,000 square foot executive terminal, two large hangar structures, and a state-of-the-art 50,000-gallon fuel storage facility.


Executive Terminal
This large open concept executive terminal facility will have a distinctly Hawaiian feel with a 40-foot high clerestory-style atrium. This will be the most modern facility on the islands, but with a true spirit of aloha for all who enter the terminal. Designed to support passengers and flight crews who just completed, or are about to embark on, a long flight to or from this oasis in the middle of the Pacific, the terminal will have all the amenities expected in today’s general aviation terminals including comfortable waiting areas, large plush restrooms, conference areas, and technology to meet all the needs of travelers, including high-speed wireless connectivity on the ramp.

Hangars & Ramp
The environmentally-sensitive hangar structures will be designed to the highest standards of the Hawaiian building codes with regard to wind and storms and be capable of handling the largest corporate aircraft including Gulfstream 650 and Global 8000 size aircraft. The ramp pavement will support all corporate aircraft, as well as commercial size aircraft such as the B-737-800 and Airbus A-319.  

Kona Jet Center will employ local customer service specialists who will be fully trained in aviation-adapted Ritz Carlton™ level personal service. Safety and security training will also include NATA Safety 1st education programs.

Kona Jet Center has selected Avfuel to be the provider of fuel products and contract fuel marketing programs. Avfuel fuel quality control procedures and customer service programs will also be utilized.     


AV8 Partners, LP is a group of local Hawaii real estate, development and aviation logistics specialists who are teaming up with the following strategic partners to build and support this executive aviation facility. These partners include:

Dye Aviation Facility Architecture / Niles Bolton Associates - Architectural design, planning and interior design specialists for corporate aviation facilities
Airport Business Solutions – Airport and FBO management and operational consultants
Sam Hirota Engineering – Hawaii based civil engineering specialists
Isemoto Contracting – Hawaii based development/construction specialists
Madison Environmental Services – Fuel farm design and development specialists
Sinclair Range – Financial advisory services

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