Jet Aviation’s new ‘sustainable FBO hangar’ to be operational in Q4

Jet Aviation’s new ‘sustainable FBO hangar’ to be operational in Q4
Published: 23 October 2019 - 5:33 a.m.

Jet Aviation is winding up construction of its new FBO and hangar complex at Van Nuys Airport and expects to be operational in Q4 2019.

The 10,000 square foot FBO terminal and 43,000 square foot hangar was built with a view to sustainability. The hangar is designed to accommodate the newer generation, large-body aircraft currently entering the market.

“We are excited to open our new facility here at Van Nuys,” said Michael McDaniel, director and GM, Van Nuys FBO.

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“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, a program that will evolve as additional supply becomes available.

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Additionally, the site was built to LEED silver specifications; certification will follow after construction completion. Construction 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.

David Best, VP regional operations USA, added: “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.”

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