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RICHMOND, Va. / July 22, 2021 / AVIATION NEWS – Richmond Executive Aviation (REA) opened its new premier facility with a grand opening celebration on Saturday, July 17. 

The FBO at Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County Airport (KFCI) put on a soiree as grand as its new facility, featuring catering by King’s Korner; live music by the Pat Russel Band; special guests, including Representative Deloris McQuinn; diamond aircraft rides; discounted flights in REA’s DA40; a meet and greet with the REA team; and tours of the new facility.

The $2.5-million-dollar investment includes an 800-square-foot FBO terminal, 1,700-square-feet of office space and 20,000-square-feet of hangar space able to accommodate aircraft up to a Gulfstream G450. The luxe FBO facility combines a modern, industrial architecture with comfortable, natural elements for an inviting atmosphere sure to impress its guests. It is complete with all the amenities required of discerning travelers and aviation enthusiasts, including a state-of-the-art meeting space with seating for 15 and full AV, a pilot lounge, a pilot planning area, flight training classrooms, a concession bar, Wi-Fi and charging stations, and a well-appointed lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ramp and into the hangar.

As a full-service FBO, REA offers business aviation traffic expert fueling and ground handling services, executive concierge services, plane-side ground transportation (including car services and rental cars), in-flight catering, cabin restocking, complimentary refreshments from Garth’s Gourmet Goodness and Bugle Call Coffee, maintenance, charter, aircraft management, aircraft sales, aircraft and auto detailing, and flight training. With a 5,500-foot runway, REA is on standby to welcome all aviators to its new home for streamlined access to Richmond, Virginia—just 21 minutes to downtown.

The pilot and veteran owned FBO further sets itself apart with exceptional customer care, operating under the mantra that business isn’t expected, it’s earned. Every visit, for every customer, is filled with personalized, thoughtful and generous attention. The team at REA is on standby to provide a premier experience as the gateway to RVA, offering recommendations and assistance for hotel accommodations, car rentals, sightseeing adventures, local sporting events and more. 

“Our company is professional, modern, and comfortable” said Mark Hackett, CEO of REA. “Couple that with attention to detail, an emphasis in customer appreciation, and service beyond excellence … you then no longer have competition, but rather a benchmark to which others strive to match.”

As an Avfuel-branded location, REA provides customers with lucrative rewards with AVTRIP and competitive prices with Avfuel Contract Fuel. In addition to contract fuel, customers will benefit from transaction ease when using the Avfuel Pro Card at the FBO with the ability to put everything—fuel and non-fuel items with or without a fuel purchase—on one transaction, avoiding processing fees.


Richmond Executive Aviation (REA) is a new FBO based in the Richmond Metro Area, Virginia, USA.  Our business is located just Northwest of the main terminal at Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County Airport (KFCI). We provide aeronautical services, including fueling, line services, aircraft hangaring/storage, aircraft management, transient parking, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance and flight instruction. We understand and embrace our role as aviation’s usher to the RVA area. That’s why service is our way of life. Our team is inspired by being connected to our community and guests.

REA Media Contact: Mark Hackett, Chief Executive Officer, Cell (804) 731-0060, [email protected],,,