ACI & SLJC Break Ground on New “Green” FBO and Repair Station

San Luis Obispo, California

On Friday, November 6, 2009 Aviation Consultants, Inc. (ACI) and the San Luis Jet Center (SLJC) broke ground on what will be one of the nations largest LEED certified FBO’s and Repair Stations. The new building will be located at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (KSBP), just south of their current location. The facility will be home to the San Luis Jet Center, ACI and ACI Jet Solutions and will be complete with 22,500 square feet worth of office space, a 33,800 square foot main hangar, and future plans to add an additional 26,400 square foot hangar.

“Pursing the LEED certification supports our company’s ongoing efforts to promote environmental responsibility and create a healthy environment for our clients and employees,” said Bill Borgsmiller, President and CEO of ACI & SLJC. “We hope to serve as a role model in our local community as well as in the general aviation community.”

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a third party certification program, and nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. The qualification process consists of a series of checklist items and a rating system that is required to receive LEED certification status. Upon completion of the checklist, the new facility will be one of the nations only Fixed Base Operations (FBO) and Repair Stations to receive LEED certification status.

Sustainable design features include:

Water efficient landscaping including drip irrigation and drought tolerant plants which will reduce water usage by more than 50%

Innovative wastewater technologies throughout the entire building including low flow faucets, waterless urinals, and low flow toilets which will reduce the burden on wastewater systems and city water supplies

Integrated solar collectors located in passenger areas will optimize energy performance

Construction waste management – 90% of construction waste will be diverted away from landfills

Indoor Environmental Quality – use of low emitting materials (adhesives, sealants, paints, finishes, etc)

Controllability of lighting systems – increases energy conservation

Sustainable site which will allow for alternative transportation for employees, clients and visitors

About ACI

Aviation Consultants, Inc. (ACI) is a global aviation company providing corporate aircraft management and world class charter services. Recognized as an industry leader in service, safety, and flight support, ACI is committed to exceeding customer expectations by providing a seamless and unparalleled private travel experience. Based out of San Luis Obispo, California since 1999, ACI operates a fleet of mid-size private jet aircraft consisting of late model Citation Excels and Citation Xs. For more information about ACI, please visit our company’s website at www.acijet.com.

About SLJC

The San Luis Jet Center (SLJC) is the premier fixed base operator (FBO) for the Central Coast of California. Based out of San Luis Obispo, California (KSBP) since 2004, SLJC provides ground support, fuel and concierge services to private, commercial and military aircraft. With a commitment to excellence and unparalleled customer service, SLJC is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations in every aspect of their visit. For more information about SLJC, please visit our company’s website at www.sljc.net.

About ACI Jet Solutions

ACI Jet Solutions (W9BR551H), a division of Aviation Consultants, Inc. (ACI), is a FAA Part 145 certified repair station located on the Central Coast of California. Based out of the San Luis Jet Center (SLJC) in San Luis Obispo, Calif (KSBP) since 1999, ACI Jet Solutions offers complete jet aircraft maintenance services including aircraft inspections, repairs and modifications. Ratings include: Class 3 Airframe, Limited Airframe on numerous Citation series aircraft (500, 525, 560, 560XL and 750) and Limited Accessory.

Based in San Luis Obispo, California since 1998, ACI Jet is a global aviation company providing world-class corporate aircraft management, charter, maintenance and ground support services. Recognized as an industry leader in service, safety, and flight support, ACI Jet is committed to exceeding client expectations by providing unparalleled private aviation experiences.

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