The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) today announced the selection of Crosspoint Aviation Services, LLC an affiliate company of Eastern Development, LLC, to develop a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) facility at L.G. Hanscom Field. This selection by Massport was made in anticipation of increased demand both nationally and locally for the use of business aircraft and to fulfill the immediate needs for additional aircraft services at Hanscom Field. Crosspoint will provide aviation services including fuel sales, hangar rentals, aircraft repair, ground handling, and catering. “Aircraft manufacturers have reported higher sales activity for the past few years,” said Massport CEO Craig Coy. “In an effort to address this growing need and to maintain Hanscom’s position as a critical transportation hub to the business community, this development is a significant investment in the industry,” said Coy. Hanscom Field is accessible to “America’s Technology Region,” Route 128, and located only 20 miles from the City of Boston, home of many of the nation's best cultural, educational, financial and medical establishments. According to Honeywell Aerospace’s 13th Annual Business Aviation Outlook, demand for new business aircraft in the U.S. will continue, with customers expecting to purchase more than 8,300 jets valued at more than $131 billion for the period 2004-2014. Crosspoint’s new facility is expected to open in the spring of 2007 and will consist of a 60,000 square foot hangar, 18,000 square feet of flight support, and 13,000 square feet for passenger services. “Crosspoint’s operation will redefine the aviation experience in terms of customer security, convenience, privacy, and personal attention to detail,” said Crosspoint’s Director of Aviation Services Tim Sullivan. “We look forward to providing an outstanding level of FBO service to the corporate and private aircraft owners at Hanscom Field.” With the addition of Crosspoint, Hanscom's facilities will now include three full-service FBOs, flight schools, several corporate flight departments and regional commercial service. At an elevation of 133 feet, Hanscom operates two runways with runway instrumentation for all-weather operations.