Work has begun on CloudNine, a private hangar complex at California’s Camarillo Airport. The $34 million facility, which is expected to open in May 2022, will offer four 25,200-sq-ft Group 1 hangars with 30-foot-high doors to accommodate the latest ultra-long-range business jets. Each hangar will also have up to 5,100 sq ft of attached Class A office space.
The complex is being built on a 50-year leasehold and will be the first infrastructure on the north side of the field. It will also have its own private entrance off Las Posas Road. The seven-acre site is now being prepared to receive the first load of structural steel, which is slated to arrive early next month.
Real estate developer and CloudNine founder Ron Rasak noted that one of the four hangars already has a long-term lease commitment and that discussions on the remainder continue with potential tenants. Ground-handling services for the facility will be contracted to Air7, one of four FBOs on the field.
“Building a private hangar campus strengthens the aviation businesses already at the airport by attracting new tenants,” said Rasak. “Aircraft operators of the caliber we seek for CloudNine bring with them professional, high-paying jobs and support our community of FBOs, MROs, and other businesses in the area.”