California’s Long Beach Airport (LGB) plans to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 5 to unveil the results of its $140 million renovation. Established in 1923 as the first municipal airport in Southern California, the airport (known also as Daugherty Field) has five runways ranging in length from approximately 4,000 feet to 10,000 feet, and sees some 300,000 operations a year.
Long Beach Airport
A ban by the coastal California city of Huntington Beach on all aerial advertising flights in its airspace is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S. The law–should it survive legal challenges, one of which was filed even before the ordinance became effective on October 16–could set a precedent with profound implications for general aviation.
A long awaited fuel farm upgrade at Long Beach Airport (LGB), Calif., is scheduled for completion by the end of this month. The upgrade will result in a 200,000-gallon (4,700-barrel) fuel-storage facility available to the Long Beach Fuel Consortium. Glenn Ray, president of Million Air Long Beach, is a managing partner of the consortium.
West Coast Maintenance, a division of West Coast Charters, recently opened a repair station in a newly built 30,000-sq-ft hangar on Daugherty Field in Long Beach, Calif.
Mercury Air Center LGB, a division of Mercury Air Group, has moved its operations into a newly built facility at Long Beach’s Daugherty Field. Flight crews and passengers will find a full-service day spa, gourmet deli and four-star Italian restaurant overlooking the runways. The FBO also has a passenger lobby topped with vaulted stainless-steel ceiling, full-height windows and privacy booths for telephone/laptop use.
This year Gulfstream Aerospace is recognizing the 20th anniversary of its Long Beach, Calif. business jet interior completions and service facility at Daugherty Field. In March 1986, Gulfstream purchased the facility to absorb some of the aircraft interior completions work being done at its manufacturing headquarters in Savannah, Ga.