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Tuesday, Feb 19 2019

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David Johnson of KRLD News Radio interviews Greg Arnold, Chairman & CEO of TAC - The Arnold Companies and TACenergy

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Thursday, Feb 7 2019

Redevelopment of old Braniff base at Dallas Love Field heads toward finish

Redevelopment of old Braniff base at Dallas Love Field heads toward finish

Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor

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Developers who are repurposing the historic Braniff Airways base at Dallas Love Field are getting closer to a grand opening.

Built in 1958, the former Braniff operations center on Lemmon Avenue has been vacant for years.

Last year, a development partnership that includes Lincoln Property Co., Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and aviation company The Arnold Cos. began a $140 million reconstruction of the three-story building.

The landmark mid-century modern building is being transformed into a retail, office and aviation center. The Arnold Co. said it has secured leases for the 120,000 square feet of hangar space that will open this summer.

"Phase two development of new hangar space is currently in the development and design stage in order to accommodate further interest from parties wishing to base at the newly renovated facility," Greg Arnold, CEO and chairman of TAC-The Arnold Cos., said in a statement. "We are excited about completing original hangar tenant commitments six months in advance of opening. Getting started on the expansion hangars will allow for additional interest in the facility, including transient and tenant opportunities."

Designed by noted international architects William Pereira and Charles Luckman and local designer Mark Lemmon, Braniff's old Love Field home was threatened with demolition when Dallas automotive dealer Randall Reed acquired the property. He bought in the development partners and is putting an auto retail facility on part of the campus.

The developers have preserved the front of the old buildings facing Lemmon. Out back, where the hangars and maintenance facilities were, the building has been carved up to create a huge internal court.

The Arnold Cos' TAC Air subsidiary is taking about 200,000 square feet of the complex for a commercial aviation center that will offer private hangars, an executive terminal and concierge and valet services. Part of the three-level glass-and-steel entry building will also house offices.

The developers are in talks with retail tenants for some of the renovated space in their new Braniff Centre. About 100,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, offices, the auto-dealer showroom, entertainment venues and hospitality facilities are in the works for the project.

The Arnold Cos. said it has selected Kip Simanek, a company veteran with more than 38 years of aviation experience, as general manager of its operations at Braniff Centre.

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Wednesday, Feb 6 2019

Lots to like about TAC Air's upcoming Love Field facility


Lots to like about TAC Air's upcoming Love Field facility

TAC Air knows that Dallas is a prime business aviation location, and is hoping that its new facility at the Braniff Centre on the east side of Love Field airport will stand out from the crowd for handling and hangarage.

TAC Air says its FBO at the Braniff Centre on the east side of Dallas Love Field (DAL) airport says it is shaping up to be a premier facility.

After one year of redevelopment efforts, it is on schedule for a summer 2019 opening and, having secured leases for the original 120,000 sq ft of hangar space that was part of the Braniff airlines operations and maintenance base, TAC Air says demand for hangar space has been strong.

“Phase two of the new hangar space is currently in the development and design stage in order to accommodate further interest from parties wishing to base at the newly renovated facility,” says Greg Arnold, CEO and chairman of The Arnold Companies, parent company of TAC Air. “We are excited about completing the original hangar tenant commitments six months in advance of opening. Getting started on the expansion hangars will allow for additional interest in the facility, including transient and tenant opportunities at TAC Air DAL and the Braniff Centre.”

In the lead up to this summer's opening, TAC Air has appointed a general manager for its DAL FBO. Kip Simanek, who has over 38 years of aviation experience, will lead the FBO team and oversee operations, sales, hangar management and client services. Simanek is relocating to Dallas this spring from Little Rock, Arkansas (LIT) where he has managed the operations of TAC Air LIT for the past four and a half years.

“Kip's operations leadership at TAC Air LIT has grown a distinguished facility and ground services,” says VP and COO of TAC Air Christian Sasfai. “He will bring his experience of leading facility construction and ground operations with him to Dallas to establish TAC Air DAL as the premier FBO at Love Field.”

The Braniff Centre, originally known as the Braniff airlines operations and maintenance base, will be transformed into more than 250,000 sq ft of hangar space and aviation support facilities. It will be accompanied by 100,000 sq ft of retail, restaurant and office space, an auto-dealer showroom, entertainment venues, hospitality facilities and archives of its original tenants, Braniff International Airways. It is hoped that the Braniff Centre, located on Dallas Love Field's east-side along Lemmon Avenue, will appeal to surrounding neighbourhoods as well as Dallas' travellers.

The TAC Air DAL FBO at the Braniff Centre will feature amenities such as controlled access to private hangars and the executive terminal, concierge services comprising catering from local celebrity chefs, auto detailing, local event/venue reservations, auto-to-aircraft valeting and secured personal access to all retail facilities located at the Braniff Centre.

Click here to read the original story from Business Air News.

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Monday, Feb 4 2019

All-female flyover makes history in honor of Capt. Rosemary Mariner

Capt. Rosemary Mariner made history as one of the first women to fly a tactical fighter jet in 1974. She died last month from ovarian cancer and was honored at her funeral on Saturday with an all-female flyover — a first in naval history. 

The pilots flew a formation of five F/A-18 "Super Hornets" over Mariner's burial place at New Loyston Cemetery in Maynardville and landed at TAC Air airport at around 3:30 pm.

CLICK HERE for the full story and CLICK HERE for a video from NBC Nightly News

TAC Air is proud to support the military, especially for events like this that mark the life of a person that changed the face of aviation. Click here to learn more about TAC Air supporting the military.

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