The Baton Rouge Jet Center

The Baton Rouge Jet Center, which sells refueling services and offers passenger amenities to private aircraft flying to and from the Baton Rouge Airport, has started work on a new fixed base operations center and aircraft hangar. The $3 million expansion is set to open before the LSU-Texas football game, which will be played in Tiger Stadium on September 12.

Work has started on a new fixed-base operation center and aircraft hangar at Baton Rouge Metro Airport.

The Baton Rouge Jet Center, an aircraft fueling hub, is spending $3 million to build the new 5,000-square-foot operations center and a 22,000-square foot hangar, said Brett Furr, the local attorney who is president of the center.

The goal is to have the facility open for business before the LSU-Texas football game, which will be played in Tiger Stadium on Sept. 12, Furr said. Arkel is the general contractor.

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