Jet Aviation Announces Commencement of Operations at Van Nuys Airport

VAN NUYS, Calif.  – Jet Aviation has commenced full operations at Van Nuys Airport. 

Earlier this year, Jet Aviation was awarded a 30-year lease for a 17-acre site by the City of Los Angeles to establish an FBO facility at Van Nuys Airport. The company has since been granted approval by Los Angeles World Airports to begin operating, and is currently offering FBO services from an interim terminal. Offerings include full line service capabilities and 24/7 guarded entry to the airport and ramp. 

Jet Aviation plans to build a 20,000 square foot LEED Silver Certified FBO terminal and two hangars totaling almost 95,000 square feet with associated back shop and office space, all to be completed by the end of 2018. The full service FBO will offer domestic and international handling; complete line service; executive conference rooms; a crew lounge; a flight planning room; and a business center. 

The Van Nuys facility adds to Jet Aviation’s footprint on the West Coast. The newest addition to Jet Aviation’s global FBO network is the company’s eighth facility in the Americas. 

“We are delighted to be moving forward with operations at Van Nuys Airport,” said John Langevin, vice president, FBO operations, North America. “Jet Aviation offers unparalleled hospitality and service, making us a great addition to Van Nuys Airport. We look forward to helping strengthen our role in the local community as we create jobs for the region.” 

Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 4,500 employees cater to client needs from more than 25 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, FBO and fuel services, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of almost 300 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation. 

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