Van Nuys Airport
Partners With Major Tenants at Annual NBAA Convention
By Bill Goldston
October 4, 2011 - The National Business Aviation
Association (NBAA) will welcome Los Angeles World
Airports (LAWA) as a new participant at its 64th Annual
Meeting and Convention — distinguished as the world’s
premier business aviation event—slated for Oct. 10-12,
2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Van Nuys Airport (VNY) Manager Jess Romo will use the
opportunity to interface with key business, government
and industry leaders, and launch a new era of
collaboration on marketing the airport’s global aviation
In addition, Romo and executives from VNY’s major aviation companies will participate in a special meeting with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and National Air Transportation Association President Jim Coyne on ways to promote the airport’s value to corporate aviation customers and local community members.
Airport has long maintained its reputation as our nation’s No. 1
business airport,” said Romo. “However, in today’s competitive
and challenging market, we recognize the importance of working
collaboratively with our tenants to promote the airport’s
first-class facilities, build a stronger industry presence and
educate the community about the benefits of general aviation.”
Castagna, president of the Van Nuys Airport Association, a
non-profit tenant membership group, said the convention marks
just the beginning of LAWA’s new partnership with fixed base
operators and trade organizations to promote Los Angeles’
leading general aviation airport.
excited and encouraged that the City of Los Angeles has taken a
major first step in showcasing the exceptional services and
facilities that Van Nuys Airport has to offer,” said Castagna.
“And, the best news is there’s much more to come.”
For the first time ever, LAWA will participate as an exhibitor at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference to be held on January 15-18, 2012 in San Diego. The event draws individuals who are directly responsible for the scheduling and dispatching of aircraft at flight departments of all sizes throughout the world.
In addition, NBAA
has selected VNY as one of four locations in the U.S. to host a Business
Aviation Regional Forum on April 12, 2012. The day-long conference
provides business aviation professionals the opportunity to network,
view product and aircraft displays, and discuss issues affecting their
marketing efforts follow completion of more than $8 million in major
airfield improvement projects over the past five years, including;
drainage and grading improvements to all VNY Runway Safety Areas to
enhance the safe movement of aircraft on adjacent runway ground surfaces
in case of inadvertent entry . . . . . .
In addition, Van Nuys Airport tenants have completed or initiated over
$114 million in hangar and office space redevelopment projects since
2006; Maguire Aviation—Completed construction of a new
61,000-square-foot hangar and has a new 10,000-square-foot terminal
building under construction . . .
completed retrofit and remodel of over 125,000 square-feet of hangar and
ramp area, plus construction of a new six-acre, 150,000-square-foot
facility with a terminal building, hangar space, and attached shop and
office areas. Propeller Aircraft Park will construct a 30-acre propeller
aircraft park with hangars, tie-down parking, office and meeting space,
maintenance and fueling facilities, a restaurant and museum. Pentastar
Aviation completed construction on a 4,400-square-foot interim fixed
base operator facility in preparation for future property development.
“VNY is a major
employment center in our community, supporting more than 12,000 jobs,”
Castagna said. “Continued economic development enhances the airport’s
position as a major economic engine in the San Fernando Valley.”
“The Van Nuys Airport community has a strong message to communicate about the substantial investment we have made, and continue to make, to preserve our rank as a world leader in corporate aviation,” Castagna said.
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