Van Nuys, Los Angeles

July 3, 2013 - 1:20pm

The University of North Dakota has donated $25,000 to the Los Angeles Unified School District’s struggling aircraft mechanics school located on Van Nuys Airport. The donation will be used to award scholarships to low-income students preparing for high-paying, high-skilled jobs as trained airframe and powerplant mechanics.

Recently threatened with closure by budget cuts, the vocational school was saved by a large private donation, strong advocacy campaign and rent relief from Los Angeles World Airports.

June 3, 2013 - 5:05am

Construction on the first section (north end) of the main runway at Van Nuys Airport is expected to be completed this month. The $20 million renovation project, which began in February, aims to rehabilitate and modernize the 8,000-foot Runway 16R/34L to meet current FAA design standards.

February 6, 2013 - 12:35am

Pentastar Aviation Implements Growth in 2013

Building on the recent FAR Part 145 approval of its new maintenance facility in Oxford, Conn. in the final days of last year, Pentastar Aviation is implementing several growth initiatives this year. The certification allows Pentastar to offer customers a range of aircraft maintenance capabilities on the East Coast.

September 4, 2012 - 3:10am

Western Jet Aviation, a heavy-maintenance facility based at Van Nuys Airport in Southern California, has opened a satellite maintenance base at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nev. Located in the former Jet West FBO facility, the Western Jet satellite is equipped for light through heavy maintenance and staffed by two mechanics. Western Jet founder and general manager Jim Hansen said he plans to employ five to 10 mechanics at the Reno facility. “The airport is committed to grow,” he said.

January 28, 2010 - 11:08am

Pentastar Aviation, headquartered at Oakland County International Airport in Waterford, Mich., has weathered the past year’s economic turmoil and added 11 aircraft to the company’s charter/management fleet, a significant accomplishment given the dramatic cuts taking place in Michigan’s automotive-focused economy.

 
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