Airport development, consulting, and project management firm Aeroplex Group Partners has finished work on a 4.83-acre, $16.8-million development project at California's Van Nuys Airport (KVNY) that adds 62,000-sq-ft of hangar space and a rooftop 544-kilowatt solar system.
Business aircraft charter and management company Sun Air Jets will occupy the Bonseph KVNY North facility, which is located at Signature Flight Support. The facility complements Sun Air Jets’s existing operation in Van Nuys and provides for exclusive hangar, terminal, office, and shop space, said Aeroplex, which was the project manager and will provide ongoing property management services for the facilities.
Completed in 20 months, the project includes two 31,000-sq-ft hangars with 8,400 sq ft of attached offices, shops, lounges, restrooms, and conference rooms. It also has 77,900 sq ft of asphalt ramp area with stormwater mitigation systems, 20,300 sq ft of asphalt parking space, landscape areas, airport security fence, gates, and an airport access control and camera system.
The rooftop solar system comprises 1,280 panels, providing 578 metric tons of carbon offsets. “This project not only fuels the regional economy and creates high-skilled jobs in the community; it improves air quality by meeting California’s green building standards,” said Aeroplex managing partner Curt Castagna. “Despite the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, our project team adopted protocols to move this project forward.”