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Texas building largest arrival canopy

December 19, 2012, 03:22 pm

The saying goes that "Everything is bigger in Texas," and that holds true for recent aviation advancements.

Ron Henriksen, an aviation enthusiast and businessman, is overseeing constructing of what he calls the world's largest fixed base operation canopy at Henriksen Jet Center at Houston Executive Airport in west Houston.

The canopy measures 32,800 square feet and is part of ongoing construction to the 22,500-square-foot terminal building for FBO's.

“Texas continues to be a leader in the nation for aviation expansion and opportunities,” said Henriksen. “We’ve seen robust growth in both Houston and Austin, and it’s exciting to be involved in an industry that provides jobs, creates and retains new businesses, and has such a positive impact on the community. Houston Executive Airport’s upgrades will directly benefit business in our city for decades to come.”

The terminal building and canopy are expected to be completed by February 2013.

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced last month that November was Aviation Appreciation Month, showing the significant impact aviation has on the state. Perry said that general aviation generated $14.6 million in economic activity in the state.

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