Carlsbad Jet Center opens at McClellan-Palomar Airport


Carlsbad Jet Center has opened as a new independent FBO at McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ), joining the Avfuel network.

Under new ownership and management – which replaced Magellan Aviation – Carlsbad Jet Center operates under the leadership of Josh and Julia Hochberg, owners of Sonoma Jet Center (KSTS).

The FBO’s management team already has a plan in place to improve the operations with NATA Safety 1st training and working toward IS-BAH certification.

The FBO’s new operator also plans to finish construction on the FBO terminal itself. The 10,000ft² facility will offer all the modern amenities to which general aviation customers have become accustomed, including leasable office space, a conference room, a pilot lounge and passenger waiting areas. This addition will bring Carlsbad Jet Center facilities to more than 180,000ft² of hangar and office space.

Josh Hochberg commented, “We’re excited to step in and lead this team. Our Carlsbad Jet Center staff has established a great rapport with many existing customers and we’re looking forward to building on that, focusing on standard-setting customer care and safety.

“Our priority is to provide our customers with seamless operations and teamwork to ensure our customers, their aircraft and their passengers are happy and well taken care of. Our promise to them is to adhere to our corporate values of safety, customer, community, teamwork and innovation through this transitional period and beyond, providing regular, honest and candid communication.”

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