Construction of Jet Aviation's new FBO terminal and hangar at Van Nuys is close to completion. Built with a view to sustainability, the hangar can accommodate all the newer generation, large body aircraft currently entering the market.
As 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, the 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; long, unobstructed ramp space; and a 42,000 sq ft Gulfstream operations centre with more than 20,000 sq ft of office and shop space. The hangar has a 30 ft clearance, allowing it to accommodate larger aircraft of any size, including the Gulfstream G500/G600/G650 series and the Global 7500.
“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, such as aircraft management, refueling, domestic and international handling, charter, cleaning and maintenance on demand,” says Van Nuys FBO director and general manager Michael McDaniel. “We alo 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, a programme that will evolve as additional supply becomes available. Additionally, the site was built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver specifications, using regional materials, installing energy efficient lighting and low-flow plumbing fixtures, and with a commitment to divert the majority of construction waste from landfills. Certification will follow after construction is completed.
VP regional operations USA David Best adds: “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.”