Jet Aviation has announced the opening of its new sustainably built FBO and hangar complex at Van Nuys Airport. The facility includes a brand-new 10,000 sq. ft. FBO terminal and 43,000 sq. ft. hangar that can accommodate the newer generation, large-body aircraft currently entering the market.
The much-anticipated FBO and hangar project includes a brand-new 10,000 sq. ft. FBO terminal, a 43,000 sq. ft. hangar with 8,000 sq. ft. of office space and long, unobstructed ramp space. The hangar has a 30 ft. clearance, which can accommodate large aircraft, including the Gulfstream G700 and the Global 7500.
“As part of one of the country’s busiest general aviation airports, we are proud to offer our customers a comprehensive solution for all of their aircraft service needs, including traditional FBO services like fueling, hangarage, aircraft cleaning, catering, and domestic and international handling, as well as full-service aircraft management, charter and on–demand maintenance,” said Michael McDaniel, Director & GM, Van Nuys FBO. “And, most excitingly, we did it using sustainable building practices and with an eye to conservation in the future.”
Jet Aviation is the first supplier to offer sustainable fuel via a blended fuel option at Van Nuys Airport; it is also the first Jet Aviation site to carry blended fuel. The site was built to LEED silver specifications and construction practices included using regional materials, installing energy efficient lighting and low-flow plumbing fixtures, and a commitment to divert the majority of construction waste from landfills.
“The opening of Jet Aviation’s new complex is an important evolution in delivering exceptional facilities, services and guest experiences here at Van Nuys Airport,” Van Nuys Airport Manager Flora Margheritis said. “Most importantly, it advances environmental sustainability by offering an alternative fuel option on an ongoing basis.”
Jet Aviation’s new facility in Van Nuys is the latest step in the company’s commitment to expand its footprint in the United States and broaden its global FBO network offering for customers worldwide. “We are committed to delivering industry-leading services where our customers need and want them,” explained David Best, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Regional Operations USA. “The enhancements throughout our FBO network are strategically designed to focus on exceeding customer expectations across our full range of business-aviation services while using cost- and energy-efficient construction practices.”
Construction and renovation is under way or pending in the U.S. and Caribbean at six of Jet Aviation’s 13 regional locations, including a new state-of-the-art hangar and renovated FBO in Teterboro, New Jersey, that opened October 2019. Hangar expansions in San Juan, Puerto Rico and West Palm Beach, Florida are ongoing and significant renovations are underway at the Dallas, Texas FBO. Finally, Jet Aviation is preparing to break ground on its newest FBO in Scottsdale, Arizona, where Jet Aviation recently announced it has acquired a stake in the Scottsdale Jet Center.
BlueSky Business Aviation News | 21st November 2019 | Issue #534
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