Google's Shiny New $82 Million Airport Terminal In Silicon Valley - Forbes
Geege Schuman stashed this in Google
Now Google GOOG +1.87% executives are putting Oracle in the shade, at least when it comes to impressive aviation facilities. According to TechCrunch, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt have eight private jets between them. Including a converted 767 dubbed the ‘party plane’.
Airside artist's mockup showing private jets outside the new terminal. Source: San José International Airport
Now they have gone into partnership with Signature Flight Support to build an $82 million fixed base operation at San José International Airport, including an executive terminal, seven hangars (five for Google, apparently), ramp space for converted airliners and servicing facilities.
Beats fighting the crowds at the regular terminal - pull up at the new FBO. Source: San José International Airport
The project will generate around 150-200 construction jobs and 36 permanent on-airport jobs plus hundreds more off-airport. But for Google executives and other Silicon Valley bigwigs, it’ll be an elegant and efficient way to start their journeys.
This seems unprecedented -- a company building its own airport terminal. Am I right?
As far as I can tell/research. Here's a big entertaining time suck, however: http://www.onesky.com/airports.cfm
That is a beautiful thing, Geege.