Jet Aviation has been awarded a 30-year lease for a 17-acre site to establish an FBO facility at Van Nuys Airport in California, USA. The lease was awarded by the City of Los Angeles. Jet Aviation will offer FBO services in an interim terminal once operational control has been granted by Los Angeles World Airports, which is expected in the next few months.
Jet Aviation has also initiated planning for its long-term Van Nuys Airport FBO. The company will build a 10,000ft² LEED Silver-certified FBO terminal and two 40,000ft² hangars and associated back shop and office space, all to be completed by the end of 2018.
The full service FBO will offer domestic and international handling; complete line service; executive conference rooms; a crew lounge, flight planning room and business center; and 24/7 guarded entry to the airport and ramp.
In addition, Michael McDaniel has been appointed as the FBO director for Jet Aviation Van Nuys, reporting to John Langevin, VP of FBO operations North America. “We are delighted to expand our FBO network to include Van Nuys Airport and the West Coast market,” said David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager, US aircraft services, Jet Aviation. “This expansion meets our customers’ needs and we look forward to contributing to the local community.”
The newest addition to Jet Aviation’s global FBO network will be the company’s eighth facility in the Americas.