San Luis Obispo, California
Aviation Consultants Inc. (ACI) has secured its position as the new fuel provider and FBO at the Paso Robles Airport (KPRB).
Last year, the City of Paso Robles distributed a Request for Proposal for a new FBO service provider at the airport after the previous operator closed its doors in April. After receiving numerous responses, the City assembled a committee to thoroughly evaluate the proposals and upon completion of their review, a unanimous recommendation was made to the Paso Robles City Counsel to select ACI as the new service provider.
Following several months of lease negotiations, ACI recently signed a new lease with the City of Paso Robles and is moving forward with its long term plans to expand the services offered at the airport. “We feel that this airport’s potential has not been maximized during the past few years and we look forward to making it a vibrant resource that contributes to both airport users, and the entire Paso Robles community”. – William R. Borgsmiller President / CEO, ACI.
In addition to taking over on a more permanent basis, ACI also stepped in to provide fuel services on an emergency basis when the previous operator unexpectedly closed its doors in April of last year. Moving forward, ACI will be operating its Paso Robles FBO under the name “Paso Robles Jet Center”. ACI also manages the fixed based operations at the San Luis Jet Center, in San Luis Obispo, CA as well as Epic Jet Center in Bakersfield, CA.
Moving forward, ACI will be taking over the existing jet center building and hopes to fill it with aviation related businesses including a flight training facility and aircraft maintenance provider. The existing fuel storage system will also be upgraded to include a new filtration and pumping system.
“ACI is looking forward to building a strong partnership with the City of Paso Robles. Our goal is to build on our relationship with the local aviation community and use our marketing efforts to generate new business at the airport. We look forward to providing the same level of service and hospitality that the area is known for.” Andrew Robillard, ACI Jet Center Facilities General Manager.