Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021
DES MOINES, IOWA – Des Moines Flying Service (DMFS) moved into a new 26,100 square foot facility located on the south side of Des Moines International Airport on March 22, 2021. The airport’s new terminal programming plan necessitated the relocation.
The Des Moines Flying Service facility is connected to the new terminal project. The planning for this project started in 2018 with the purpose of opening land on the northeast side of the campus, clearing the way for a new terminal north of the existing site. Des Moines Flying Service began designing the building in October 2018.
The new facility provides increased capacity with 35% more hangar space for aircraft and operations. Additionally, the move unites Des Moines Flying Service’s new HondaJet and Piper Aircraft sales departments, pre-owned aircraft sales, aircraft parts and service, and operations under one roof, creating pathways for more efficiency in operations.
“This project is part of our long-term vision to build a new terminal,” said Kevin Foley, Airport Authority Executive Director. “It’s exciting to see the plan coming to fruition with Des Moines Flying Service moving to the southside of the airport and into their new facility.”
The Des Moines Flying Service facility cost $8,743,000.