New Van Nuys Airport unscheduled aircraft maintenance (“AOG”) hub brings ACI Jet’s mobile aircraft support vehicles and technicians together with renowned Repair Station training, quality control and capabilities.
ORLANDO, FL, October 19, 2022 – ACI Jet, a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF) and Citation repair station, announced today from the National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, Florida that the company has finalized the acquisition of a Van Nuys Airport-based aircraft maintenance operation. The acquisition secures a footprint at one of the busiest general and business aviation airports in the world. A tenant of Castle & Cooke Aviation on the west side of the airport, ACI Jet has secured office space and stationed technicians and two mobile aircraft vehicles with plans for additional vehicles and crew in 2023.
ACI Jet’s mobile unscheduled aircraft maintenance (“AOG”) division serves two primary functions: an extension of support for the company’s Repair Station customers and on-demand support for both transient and managed fleet aircraft throughout California. The new footprint in Van Nuys, California, coupled with existing vehicles, technicians and both office and hangar space at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, expands the volume of customers served throughout Southern California and facilitates greater support throughout Northern California by the company’s San Luis Obispo-based AOG team. The immediate coverage area of the new operating base will extend beyond Van Nuys Airport to Burbank Airport (BUR), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Long Beach Airport (LGB), Camarillo Airport (CMA) and Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), to name a few.
While primarily focused on Bombardier Global and Challenger-series aircraft and Cessna Citation business jets, the AOG response team is capable of providing services for a full range of business aircraft. The strategic location of the new operating base puts additional parts, staffing, resources and tooling from the Repair Station at less than three hours away.
While the new AOG maintenance hub is fully operational, Senior Vice President of Aircraft Maintenance, David Jensen, outlined a phasing plan to scale up capabilities as local demand dictates. “Our goal is to be responsive to the needs of our customers at the airport while balancing the existing resources provided by some of our partners,” Jensen stated. The initial phasing plan includes the two current mobile aircraft maintenance vehicles and full-time technicians covering VNY and surrounding airports, plus additional vehicles and technicians by the close of this year. Dave anticipates additional vehicles and technicians in early 2023 as demand rises.
Jensen added: “A lot of our customers, including large fleet operators with whom we have long standing relationships, have asked specifically for ACI Jet’s support in Van Nuys, and we want to deliver on their needs. Basing vehicles and technicians locally will reduce our response times to virtually zero while bringing our renowned Repair Station capabilities and resources for select airframes within reach. This will be unrivaled coverage and service for ACI Jet’s customers.”
More information about ACI Jet’s AOG and mobile aircraft maintenance services and capabilities can be found online at mro.acijet.com. Requests for service may be placed at (805) 548-1380 or online via acijet.com/FixMyAOG.
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About ACI Jet MRO
ACI Jet MRO brings aircraft owners and operators maintenance rivaling the private jet travel experienceSM. Just 30 minutes from Los Angeles and the Bay Area, California, ACI Jet MRO is the West Coast’s Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF) and Cessna Citation repair station. ACI Jet MRO is certified as a FAA 14 CFR Part 145 Repair Station and holds the full suite of OEM sales and service authorizations, including Honeywell, Collins Aerospace, Garmin, Gogo Business Aviation, Universal Avionics, Satcom Direct, Viasat, GE Engines and Pratt & Whitney Canada to name just a few. More information can be found online at mro.acijet.com or on social media @acijetmro.
About ACI Jet
Headquartered on California’s Central Coast since its founding in 1998, ACI Jet is a recognized leader in private aviation services. Led by founder and avid aviator William “Bill” Borgsmiller, ACI Jet’s aviation ecosystem includes aircraft ground support services, aircraft maintenance, private jet charter services and aircraft management. ACI Jet ensures its clients’ mission success through the implementation of the latest aviation safety technologies and a leadership team comprised of Aviators Doing Aviation®, aviation enthusiasts who know aviation from the inside out. More information can be found by visiting us online at acijet.com or on social media @flyacijet.