COVINGTON, Ga. – Two businesses could be relocating to the Covington Municipal Airport after the Covington City Council unanimously approved draft lease agreements for space within the new and old terminal buildings.
Aerodox, a company that specializes in aircraft technical manuals, will be presented with a lease agreement for space within the new terminal building on Nisshinbo Drive.
“Aerodox is looking to rent the space we originally had slated for a restaurant and you know that we‘ve been unable to obtain a restaurant in that space there, so they came to us and asked us,” City Manager Leigh Anne Knight said. “Aerodox is aviation-related, which fits into our airport very well.”
The three-year draft lease offers a two-year option period after the original term expires. At $2,000 a month for the first three years, the rental price will increase during the option period.
Southern Air Group, an aircraft maintenance company, will be presented with a draft lease agreement of approximately 6,000 square feet of hangar space, office space and lobby space in the old terminal building.
“Southern Air Group is an aircraft maintenance repair and inspection company that is for general aviation,” Airport Manager John King said. “It is a key element for any airport. Once they move in, they’re going to apply for their FFA repair station certificate, which will allow them to bring in larger aircraft, 135 charter operations, which is a great thing for an airport.
“Aside from having a stream of revenue coming in, we’re also going to have more fuel sales and also have people coming to the Covington Airport to see what we have going on.”
At a cost of $2,000 per month, the five-year draft lease has an option for a five-year extension.
Both draft lease agreements have the option for a six-month notification to break the lease early.