Jet Aviation has opened its new FBO complex at Los Angeles-area business aviation hub Van Nuys Airport (VNY). In 2016, the company was awarded a 30-year lease to redevelop the 17-acre site on the north side of the field, which was formerly occupied by the Pentastar Aviation/Basenet facility. Jet Aviation had been operating from a temporary facility during construction.
The $40 million location includes a 10,000-sq-ft terminal and a 43,000-sq-ft hangar with 8,000 sq ft of office space and 30-foot clearance that can accommodate current and future ultra-long-range business jets, as well as a new service center for sister company Gulfstream.
“As part of one of the country’s busiest general aviation airports, we are proud to offer our customers a comprehensive solution for all of their aircraft service needs, including traditional FBO services like fueling, hangarage, aircraft cleaning, and domestic and international handling, as well as full-service aircraft management, charter, and on-demand maintenance,” said Michael McDaniel, the FBO’s director and general manager. “Most excitingly, we did it using sustainable building practices.”
The facility was built to Leed Silver specifications using regional materials, energy-efficient lighting, and low-flow plumbing fixtures in its construction. The FBO is the first to offer sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at VNY, as well as the first of Jet Aviation’s locations to carry the blended fuel.