Landmark Aviation has broken ground on its new FBO at San Diego International Airport. The 12.4-acre FBO campus will feature a 20,000-sq-ft terminal and five hangars, along with 250,000 sq ft of ramp space. The facility will be built to achieve Leed Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. “This groundbreaking officially kicks off the much anticipated FBO campus development that we have all been working so hard toward,” said Landmark president and CEO Dan Bucaro.
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Landmark Aviation will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for its new facility at San Diego International Airport. Its FBO campus at the Southern California airfield will include a 20,000-sq-ft terminal, 250,000-sq-ft ramp and five hangars on 12.4 acres. The new facility is also expected to achieve Leed Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. According to Landmark, the new FBO will open late next year.
When AIN visited Landmark Aviation’s San Diego International Airport FBO in July, the line service crew and general manager Charlie Ferraro were enjoying a respite from an influx of customers the day before. There were about 50 arrivals, mostly drop-offs of customers flying from Los Angeles to attend the hugely popular Comic-Con show at the San Diego Convention Center.
San Diego International Airport has begun a major reconstruction project on Taxiway Charlie, which will affect access to the airport’s sole FBO, Landmark Aviation. According to Mark Hander in the airport’s operations office, “During the construction period [September 2009 to April 2010], general aviation/corporate aircraft may experience taxi delays to the FBO ramp along with limited long-term aircraft parking.
Schubach Aviation has introduced the Schubach Jet Card, a premier membership program. Benefits include 5-percent savings on all Schubach flights, a risk-free refundable balance, complimentary in-flight service, concierge service and priority availability and upgrades. Schubach Aviation is based at Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif., and recently announced a second location at Lindbergh Field in San Diego.
The FAA and City of Los Angeles have partnered to install runway status lights at Los Angeles International Airport. The system includes red lights embedded in pavement that warn pilots that it is unsafe to cross or enter a runway. Los Angeles World Airports is paying the $6 million cost for the system. Testing should begin early next year. The status lights are currently installed at DFW Airport in Texas and San Diego’s Lindbergh Field.
The city of San Diego took over Brown Field, a former naval air station, in 1962. Since then, according to local news reports, the general aviation reliever for busy Lindbergh Field has suffered from neglect and indecisive management on the part of the city.