ACI Jet has begun construction on the company’s new US$17m corporate headquarters at San Luis Obispo Airport (SBP) in California. The 35,000ft² (3,251m²) office complex will be accompanied by a brand-new hangar, expanding the company’s SBP airport hangar footprint by an additional 25,000ft² (2,322m²).
The brand-new office complex will introduce subtle aviation-themed elements into the design and structure of the building, which is being designed by San Jose-based architectural firm AAI Design, under the direction of president and CEO William Borgsmiller. When the new office opens for business in 2018, ACI’s current staff of 117 SBP-based sales, operations, maintenance, line service and administrative team members will move to the new facility.
Commenting on the build, Borgsmiller said, “We are bursting at the seams in our current facility. We are adding staff members at an increasing rate with the launch of several new services exclusive to ACI in the works, and this new workspace cannot come soon enough.”
Accompanying the new office location, a brand new 25,000ft² (2,322m²) hangar facility is being constructed directly adjacent the new offices. From this hangar, ACI’s growing MRO and Part 145 Repair Station will have a larger footprint for their expanded capabilities, including an upgraded avionics repair and installation facility.
The company currently has another 35,000ft² (3,251m²) maintenance and VIP tenant hangar equipped with all the equipment necessary for full-service, nose-to-tail maintenance, completions, and detailing; a light- and midsize-aircraft storage hangar; and a hangar and office installation, which is sublet to tenants at SBP Airport.