Aiming at making the Gary/Chicago International Airport the choice for corporate/private jet customers, the Gary Jet Center opened a $3 million Corporate Flight Center to transform business aviation in the Chicago region. Said Lynn Eplawy, President, Gary Jet Center, Inc., “With the opening of this new facility, Gary Jet Center continues to attract and retain the downtown Chicago corporate/private jet customer. Being only a 30-minute drive to the Loop, we position ourselves and the Gary/Chicago International Airport as THE alternative to Midway Airport.” This completes the West Campus of the company that provides fueling, maintenance, aircraft management and hospitality services for private and business aviation. Included are two 40,000 square foot hangers, one built in 2011 that earned LEED Gold certification. The latest addition has a glass-walled, 45-seat lobby that overlooks the airport’s main runway. The 8,300 square foot flight center also offers pilot and crew lounges, a business center, a conference room, sleeping rooms and kitchen facilities. It is attached to the LEED-certified hangar. Its original building will continue to house administrative offices and the company’s charter flight service. Earlier this year, Gary-based Boeing Corp., named Gary Jet Center a Supplier of the Year for the second time. Bravo, Gary Jet Center!