Anson Aviation Breaks Ground at Sugar Land Regional Airport
On July 31, Anson Aviation broke ground at on its 24,000 square foot, state-of-the art office and hangar facility at Sugar Land Regional Airport. Anson Air already operates the only FAA approved pilot school at the airport. The $3 million facility will allow Anson to expand its offering of innovative aviation services and create 15 new aviation jobs at Sugar Land Regional.
According to founder and president, Dana Atkinson:
“Our business plan has always been based on challenging the traditional assumptions of our industry. For example, we see training pilots and renting airplanes as a lifestyle business, not an airplane business. The mobility and freedom available to pilots of personal airplanes fits perfectly with the premium lifestyle offered by Sugar Land and Fort Bend County.”
The customer service driven attitude of Anson’s business also involves helping aspiring professional pilots to achieve their dreams of flying careers. Anson offers a full range of pilot courses and the company provides flight training for the professional pilot programs at San Jacinto Community College and Mountain State University.
In coming months Anson plans to announce additional innovative aeronautical services for pilots, airplane owners, and the general public. Atkinson commented,
“It is our vision to provide all of the services and expertise needed to enable our customers to enjoy private airplanes for business and personal travel. Airplane owners, pilots who rent airplanes and the general public will find a friendly, inviting, professional atmosphere with everything they need for personal air transportation.”
Sugar Land Regional Airport is a well-established and rapidly expanding center for aviation. It is the fourth largest airport in the greater Houston area, and one of the foremost general reliever airports in the gulf coast region.
Visit us on the web at www.ansonair.com
Photo 1: Building Exterior: An artists rendering of our new facility’s exterior.
Photo 2: Building Interior: An Artists rendering of our new lobby.
Photo 3: Group of 13: Front Row: Tom Shirley, Market President, Newfirst National Bank; Bill Payne, President, Tri-Star Investors; Debbie Holmes, Chief Financial Officer, Gulf Coast Aviation; Dana Atkinson, President, Anson Aviation; James Thompson, Mayor, City of Sugar Land; Mark Wallis, President, The Palm Tree Group; Richard Edwards, President, Edwards and Associates Architects; Back Row: Drew Coats, Coats and Evans Attorneys; Phil Savko, Director of Aviation, City of Sugar Land; Anne Gaines, Assistant Aviation Director, City of Sugar Land; Fred Petticrew, President, Pawn One and FP Air; Chuck Stall, Board Member, Triton Diving/Holdings; Lynn Foster, President, LDF Construction
Photo 4: Group of 5: Richard Edwards, President, Edwards and Associates; Dana Atkinson, President, Anson Aviation; James Thompson, Mayor, City of Sugar Land; Anne Gaines, Assistant Aviation Director, City of Sugar Land; Lynn Foster, President, LDF Construction