ACI Jet acquires Van Nuys maintenance operation #NBAA
ACI Jet has finalised the acquisition of a Van Nuys Airport-based aircraft maintenance operation, securing a footprint at one of the busiest business aviation airports globally.
A tenant of Castle & Cooke Aviation on the west side of Van Nuys, ACI has secured office space, stationed technicians and two mobile aircraft vehicles with plans to add more vehicles and crew next year
ACI Jet’s mobile unscheduled 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, coupled with existing facilities at John Wayne Airport, expands ACI’s customer reach throughout California. The immediate coverage area of the new operating base will extend beyond Van Nuys 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’ and Cessna Citations, the AOG response team is capable of providing services for a full range of business aircraft. The location of the new base means extra parts, staffing, resources and tooling can be brought to the job in less than three hours.
Senior vice president, Aircraft Maintenance, David Jensen, said: “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 anticipates additional vehicles and technicians in early 2023 as demand rises.
“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,” he added.
More information about ACI Jet’s AOG and mobile aircraft maintenance services and capabilities can be found at mro.acijet.com.