Business aviation services provider Sun Air Jets is adding 62,000 sq ft of terminal and hangar space at California's Van Nuys Airport (VNY). The two new hangars and terminal will be available for use by managed aircraft clients and tenants starting in June.
The company, which is headquartered at nearby Camarillo Airport, has occupied 42,000 sq ft of hangar space on the Signature Flight Support leasehold at VNY for its aircraft management operation. It will more than double that space after securing two new hangars now under construction by Aeroplex Group on the northwest corner of the airport, also on the Signature leasehold. According to Sun Air Jets, the new hangars and terminal—constructed to meet California’s green building standards—will feature a solar roof system that complies with Los Angeles World Airports’ sustainable energy program.
The 62,000 sq ft of new space—capable of accommodating the latest ultra-long-range business jets—will give Sun Air more than 100,000 sq ft of hangar space both at Van Nuys and at Camarillo, where it operates a full FBO, according to company president and CEO Brian Counsil, making it a major player in the tight Southern California aircraft shelter market.
“This collaborative relationship ensures adequate space for our managed aircraft customers at the city of Los Angeles’ world-class and most desirable airport in Southern California for the foreseeable future,” he said.
Counsil told AIN that Sun Air will also look to offer sublease space in the new facility, which will include private offices, lounges, conference rooms, gated guest parking, and other amenities, after its completion at the end of the second quarter.
In addition to offering aircraft management, Sun Air is a charter operator and a Signature Select member FBO.