September 19, 2018 – Lincoln, Nebr. – Performance Aircraft announced today that it will soon break ground on a new facility that will house its Flight Training Center and Aircraft Sales team. Conveniently located next to the General Aviation ramp on West Kearney Ave., the new facility will include roughly 6,000 square feet of office space and a large aircraft hangar.
“We are so pleased to announce that we will be starting construction on this new facility,” stated company Founder/President Bill Heckathorn. “We have been growing significantly over the past few years, and we have plans for even more aggressive growth in the next few years. This new facility will be the perfect space for our company to expand and serve customers.”
The company recently purchased a brand new Cirrus SR20, as well as a fleet of matching Cessna 172 Skyhawks and a Piper Seminole. The newly-acquired aircraft will dramatically increase scheduling availability and flexibility for flight training customers. Overall, the company’s flight training center expects to more than triple its number of active flight training students over the next few years, while expanding its aircraft sales team and launching additional ancillary services.
“The current need for pilots is unprecedented, and we expect to serve many more career-oriented flight training students over the next few years,” Heckathorn said. “Additionally, our commitment to top-notch service is appealing for people who see aviation as a way to achieve more freedom and flexibility in their business and personal lives. We are seeing a lot of customers who learn to fly with us then buy their own aircraft.”
Construction of the new facility is being overseen by Constructive Enterprises and is currently scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2019.
About Performance Aircraft
Performance Aircraft has one of the largest and most successful Flight Training Centers in the Midwest. An authorized Cirrus Training Center, Performance Aircraft has an impressive fleet of modern Cirrus, Cessna and Piper aircraft and a dedicated team of full time flight instructors. The experienced aircraft sales team at Performance Aircraft sells quality, owner-flown piston and turbine aircraft nationwide, and has delivered aircraft to more than 18 countries
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