McKinney’s fixed-base operator, or FBO, at the McKinney National Airport was recognized as a top service provider by Aviation International News just months ahead of completion of a new FBO facility.

McKinney Air Center was ranked among the top 10% of service providers in the 2020 Aviation International News FBO survey of the Americas, according to a news release from the city of McKinney.

The survey, released March 31, evaluated thousands of aircraft handling facilities and judged them based on line service, passenger amenities, pilot amenities, facilities and customer service. The McKinney Air Center was also the highest-ranking line service in the state, according to the survey.

“The airport and FBO in McKinney have been receiving national recognition for many years, and we are thrilled the hard work of our staff is being recognized on this level,” McKinney National Airport Director Ken Carley said in the release.

The recognition was awarded just months prior to the expected summertime completion of a new FBO facility at the airport, according to the release. The McKinney Air Center will move into the new state-of-the-art facility sometime in June or July, according to city staff.

“We look forward to moving into our new facilities that will be on par with our reputation for world-class service,” Carley said.

The construction of the new FBO began in 2018 and has seen significant delays since. Two construction companies that have worked on the project have filed for bankruptcy, leaving an uncompleted project.

City officials later enacted a takeover agreement with Lexon Insurance Co. in October to complete the project.

For more information on McKinney Air Center, visit