Norton Property Management, which is owned by Milford Harrison and Scot Spencer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on December 7.
San Bernardino, California
Million Air’s newest franchise FBO at San Bernardino International Airport in Southern California held a grand opening ceremony on August 6. The former Norton AFB closed in 1994, and growing industrial use of local land by companies such as Stater Brothers Markets, Mattel, Kohl’s and Pep Boys Auto stimulated the local airport authority’s desire to improve the airport infrastructure.
The planned closure of Rialto Municipal Airport, also known as Art Scholl Memorial Field, in southern California sometime next year means even fewer places for aircraft owners to base their airplanes and yet another community without the benefits of a vibrant airport. Plans call for Lewis-Hillwood Rialto to build a mixed-use housing and office development on the airport’s 453 acres.
Chino Airport (Booth No. 1029) in San Bernardino County, Calif., has learned some valuable lessons from its neighbors to the west. The mounting tensions between local residents and airports such as Santa Monica, John Wayne and Burbank, have highlighted the need for improved community relations and prompted Chino Airport authorities to look beyond their own borders in planning the airport’s expansion.
Next year a new Million Air FBO is slated to open at San Bernardino International Airport in California. Construction is scheduled to begin in December. Million Air San Bernardino is being built on the northwest corner of the airport and features a 32,000-sq-ft hangar, a 40,000-sq-ft executive terminal and support facility and 10 acres of ramp space. The FBO’s fuel farm will be completed after the FBO is finished.
The so-called “stealth” amendment passed Congress last month, granting the City of Rialto, Calif., special dispensation to sell its municipally owned airport. That amendment was attached during conference negotiations over the massive highway funding bill.