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.
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Fresno Yosemite International Airport is reaping 40 percent of its energy requirements from a solar panel installation at the airport, the largest such system ever installed at an airport in the U.S. Energy savings are projected at about $13 million during the next 20 years.
After managing and operating the Apex Aviation FBO at Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, Calif., since January, Kaiserair has purchased the FBO and begun remodeling the facility. Kaiserair’s plans for the new Santa Rosa Jet Center include a new fuel farm, a 30,000-sq-ft hangar, a renovated 8,000-sq-ft FBO terminal and more hangars for tenant storage.
The California state legislature has passed a bill that asks the FAA to abide by the city of Santa Monica’s attempt to bar certain jets from using Santa Monica Airport (SMO). The state assembly passed bill AJR 37 in July, and a majority of the senate voted for the bill last month.
The California state legislature added to the debate about the safety of large jet operations at Santa Monica Airport (SMO) by passing a bill that asks the FAA to abide by the city of Santa Monica’s attempt to bar certain jets from using the airport. The state assembly passed bill AJR 37 in July, and a majority of the senate voted for the bill yesterday.
Chances of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Orange County, Calif., becoming a vital part of the National Airspace System–seemingly killed by a referendum last year–have been revived by a city of Los Angeles proposal. The proposal would have the federal government retain the base and lease it to Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), operator of Los Angeles International, Van Nuys, Palmdale and Ontario international airports.
Renovations are complete at the Million Air Victorville at Southern California Logistics Airport. The facility features a 10,000-sq-ft terminal with pilot lounge, theater, flight-planning room, coffee bar, café and quiet rooms. The airport is about 80 miles northeast of Los Angeles and offers a 15,050-foot runway, the second longest in the U.S.
The comment period for the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority’s plan to impose a 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew on Bob Hope Airport ended on June 13. The next step, according to the authority, is to submit a formal application for the curfew to go forward, but the application has been delayed and will be rescheduled at an unspecified later date.
Following the end of the comment period for the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena (Calif.) Airport Authority’s plan to impose a nighttime curfew on Bob Hope Airport, the authority plans soon to submit a formal application for the curfew to go forward. If Burbank’s proposal to impose a 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew is enacted, this would be the nation’s first imposition of curfew restrictions on Stage 3 jets.
In the three years that Business Jet Center (BJC) has been open at Oakland (Calif.) International Airport, the FBO has doubled the number of gallons of fuel sold and traffic has jumped by 200 percent. The first quarter of this year continued strong, with fuel volume climbing 20 percent compared to the same period last year. “This is shaping up to be another solid year of growth for our location,” said general manager David Mills.