SBD International Airport Opens new Hangars; Occupancy near Capacity

(San Bernardino, CA – June 27, 2017) SBD International Airport announces the opening of 30 new hangars built to accommodate general aviation and corporate aircraft. Located at the north-eastern end of the Airport, the completed development supports a wide range of general aviation and corporate aircraft. It includes two new hangar banks, wash rack, taxilane, expansive aircraft ramps, and a new vehicle parking lot. This first phase of new hangar construction includes 12 Executive (Box) Hangars offering a combined footprint of 42,293 square feet, and 18 “T”-Hangars with 22,139 combined square feet. Of the 30 hangars, 23 were immediately occupied when the doors opened near the end of May, with strong interest in the remaining seven hangars.

General aviation (GA) is an important segment of the industry that offers pilots and their passengers more travel flexibility than any other form of transportation, and where individuals can train to become pilots for recreation, business use, or as a career professional. Life-saving emergency flights, and law enforcement activity are also important roles fulfilled by general aviation. While the airport has a well-established transient aircraft community supported by its FBO, Luxivair SBD, aircraft based at the airport have been largely missing—until now.

“We are excited to expand the general aviation community at SBD by adding GA hangars to the growing list of aviation services available at the Airport,” says Mark Gibbs, director of aviation for SBD International Airport. “Waiting several years on a hangar waiting list is considered normal at most airports in Southern California. We are pleased to add hangar capacity that is badly needed in in the region and to provide general aviation and corporate aircraft owners with more options.”

In addition to hangars for aircraft based at SBD, the Airport is equipped with ample tie towns for transient aircraft. Short-term use of the tie-downs may be arranged through Luxivair SBD, the Airport’s fixed-based operator (FBO), while longer-term rentals may be arranged through the Airport’s property manager. The FBO offers private and business aircraft operators a full range of ground support services including aircraft towing and positioning, ground power units, full-service and self-service fueling options, concierge, and many other customary support services. The Airport is also home to five FAA approved maintenance repair stations that support corporate, narrow-body, and wide-body aircraft. In addition to sophisticated hangar facilities, pilots enjoy access to a range of state-of-the-art features at SBD, including:

  • Newly reconstructed runway spanning 10,000’ x 200’ (3,408 x 61 meters)
  • Over 100 acres of concrete ramp areas
  • New Category-I Instrument Landing System (ILS)
  • Automated Weather Observation System III-P
  • 24/7 roving security service
  • Aircraft control tower, open daily from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm local time

For hangar inquiries, please contact the San Bernardino International Airport Authority at (909) 382-4100.

 About SBD International Airport: Located in an area of Southern California that boasts a fair weather climate, SBD is certified as a FAA Part 139, Class-1 airport with the capacity to accommodate a wide range of operations, including heavy aircraft maintenance, air cargo, passenger flights, and general aviation and corporate.

Media Contact:

Mark Gibbs
Director of Aviation
(909) 382-4100 ext 131

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