By Staff Reports
(Victorville)– Last night, the Victorville City Council, acting as the Southern California Logistics Airport Authority (SCLAA), approved an agreement with The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) to support the local activities of its growing operations, including Boeing AOG (Aircraft on Ground) services.
The agreement enables Boeing to provide its international customer base with expanded aircraft transition and modification services, custom equipment installation on new aircraft, and major structural repairs on current airline fleets. Boeing plans to continue to conduct new aircraft testing, similar to its recent 787 Dreamliner flight tests, and support FAA Certification activities at Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA).
As a part of the approved transaction, Boeing will lease one of SCLA’s newer wide-body hangars equipped with 90,727 square feet of hangar space and 10,279 square feet of office space. The transaction will also allow Boeing to work more closely with one of its global GoldCare suppliers, Pacific Aerospace Resources and Technology (PART), as PART is currently located in an adjacent wide-body hangar.
“This agreement allows SCLA to better assist Boeing in satisfying the increased global demand for its aircraft. It also establishes a more committed Boeing presence and creates local jobs, which aligns with our long-term vision for SCLA,” said Jim Cox, Victorville Mayor and Chairman of the SCLA Board.
The basic terms of the agreement call for an initial three year lease with three options to renew. Boeing has operated at SCLA since 2003, conducting business as Boeing Capital, Boeing Hummingbird, and AOG.
About Southern California Logistics Airport
Located in the Victor Valley/High Desert region of Southern California, just 90 minutes from Los Angeles, Southern California Logistics Airport is an all-commercial aviation hub and industrial park. As the former site of George Air Force Base, the 5,000-acre park is run by the City of Victorville and has been transformed into a multi-industry center in partnership with Stirling Capital. Southern California Logistics Airport is home to world-class companies such as Boeing, Pacific Aerospace Resources & Technologies (PART), Pratt Whitney, Exquadrum, Southern California Aviation, GE Aviation, Leading Edge Aircraft Services, Newell Rubbermaid, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Plastipak, and M&M/Mars. For additional information, visit www.victorvillecity.com.