NBAA-BACE 2019: Jet Aviation set to open Van Nuys FBO and hangar


Jet Aviation is finishing construction of its new FBO and hangar complex at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California and expects to open the site before the end of this year.

The 10,000 square foot FBO terminal and 43,000 square foot hangar has been designed with sustainable features and can accommodate all the latest generation, large-body aircraft currently entering the market.

The hangar features 8,000 square feet of office space, a long, unobstructed ramp space and a 42,000 square foot Gulfstream operations center with more than 20,000 square foot of office and shop space. The hangar has a 30ft clearance, which can accommodate larger aircraft, including the Gulfstream G500/G600/G650 series and the Global 7500.

“We are excited to open our new facility at Van Nuys,” said Michael McDaniel, director and general manager of Jet Aviation’s Van Nuys FBO. “As part of the country’s second-busiest general aviation airport, we are proud to offer our customers a one-stop shop for all their aircraft service needs, including aircraft management, refueling, domestic and international handling, charter, cleaning, and maintenance on demand.

“Additionally, we have massive ramp space that allows our customers to avoid congestion issues and the need for towing, especially larger aircraft. Aircraft will be able to taxi unobstructed on arrival and departure.”

The Van Nuys facility is the first Jet Aviation site to offer sustainable fuel via a blended fuel option. The site was also built to LEED silver specifications with certification to follow after construction is completed.

Construction of the facility is using locally-sourced materials, energy-efficient lighting and low-flow plumbing fixtures are being used.

David Best, vice president of regional operations USA for Jet Aviation said, “The facility expansions throughout our FBO network demonstrate our commitment to delivering industry-leading services where our customers need and want them.

“We are moving strategically and purposefully while focusing on exceeding customer expectations across our full range of business-aviation services while using cost- and energy-efficient construction practices.”

Construction and renovation is underway or pending in the US and Caribbean at six of Jet Aviation’s 13 regional locations, including a hangar renovation for the FBO in Teterboro, New Jersey, that opened earlier this month. There are also hangar expansions happening in San Juan, Puerto Rico and West Palm Beach, Florida and significant renovations will soon be underway at the company’s Dallas, Texas FBO.

Finally, Jet Aviation is preparing to begin construction on its newest FBO in Scottsdale, Arizona, after the company recently acquired a stake in the Scottsdale Jet Center.

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