Consulting – Recent Projects

Project Management – Master Tenant Solar Installations

Van Nuys, CA – Van Nuys Airport (VNY)

Aeroplex Group Partners is working in partnership with PCS Energy to facilitate project management activities for solar installations on several master tenant leaseholds at Van Nuys Airport. These projects will assist the airport’s sustainability efforts toward Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 3 Certification, drive innovation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Supporting efforts to create clean energy for sustainable design and efficient operations, Aeroplex Group Partners is responsible for:

  • Facilitating all regulatory and interagency lease negotiations, plan approvals and permitting
  • Analyzing airport, FAA and Part 77 airspace policy on ground/building-mounted solar installations on airport property
  • Advising the installation and solar teams on aviation facility operational tendencies to most efficiently navigate, plan, schedule, and phase construction activities.

Property Management & Consulting - Self-Service Fuel Island - Runway Shortening Project – Stakeholder Coordination

Santa Monica, CA – Santa Monica Airport (SMO)

Since 2016, Aeroplex Group Partners has been under contract with the City of Santa Monica to manage tasks ranging from a detailed analysis of master tenant versus direct tenant relationships, to providing day-to-day property management services.  Aeroplex Group Partners has successfully performed the following activities:

  • Providing day-to-day property management services for over 200 tenants encompassing more than 225,000 square feet of hangar and office space across 10.5 acres
  • Acting as stakeholder coordinator and project facilitator during the city’s runway shortening project
  • Overseeing and managing daily operation of the self-service fuel island
  • Creating a business plan and budget for the city to evaluate operating its own airport FBO under its proprietary rights
  • Complying with city policy and its consent decree with the Federal Aviation Administration

General Aviation Rates & Fees Study - General Aviation Feasibility Business Plan Proposal

State of Hawaii – Department of Transportation

Recognizing that  Hawaii’s airports are unique,  Aeroplex Group Partners analyzed aircraft parking rates and fees for the State Department of Transportation to determine the optimal way to maintain a self-sustaining airport system and meet federal obligations. In partnership with Ricondo & Associates, Aeroplex Group Partners is also conducting an analysis of operations at a variety of Hawaii’s general aviation airports to ensure the airport system is meeting its system planning requirements efficiently. This work includes:

  • Identifying and comparing over 80 commercial and general aviation airports in the U.S. to determine the optimal method for setting aircraft parking rates and fees
  • Providing a financial illustration of applicable fees and parking revenues
  • Meeting with airport stakeholders to review general aviation needs, demands and operations

Wide-Body Hangar Development Analysis

Roswell, NM – Roswell International Air Center Airport (ROW)

In partnership with Armstrong Consultants, Aeroplex Group Partners is utilizing financial modeling and pro forma projections to estimate hangar development costs for potential opportunities at Roswell International Air Center Airport in New Mexico. A key responsibility is coordinating concept development to determine an estimated rough order of magnitude planning estimate. This includes vertical structures, site civil landside facilities and utility infrastructure consideration. The project team’s scope of work also includes:

  • Quantifying economic incentives and applying them to appropriate project elements
  • Establishing a pro forma to develop an accurate bottom-line development cost and lease rate
  • Conducting a competitive analysis of airports that offer similar services, facilities or development opportunities

Policy Review: Aircraft Storage Agreements Reversion - Building Code Review: T-Hangar Upgrade & Operational Cost Estimate

Boulder City, NV – Boulder City Airport (BVU)

Aeroplex Group Partners prepared recommendations for Boulder City Airport regarding the reversion of aircraft storage hangars, including a review of industry best practices, aircraft/airport demand projections, estimated building code and operational costs, and Federal Aviation Administration policy. The scope of work also included:

  • Reviewing Master Plan, Capital Improvement Program, Rules and Regulations, and Minimum Standards documents
  • Examining various airport lease agreements
  • Analyzing related local and regional industry trends and airport policies

Policy Review – Privately-Owned Aircraft Storage Hangar Agreements

Ventura County, CA – Ventura County Department of Airports (CMA)/(OXR)

Aeroplex Group Partners was engaged by the Ventura County Department of Airports, which operates Camarillo and Oxnard Airports, to provide recommendations on hangar leasing practices for private aircraft storage.  The criteria for selection included Aeroplex/Aerolease Group’s credibility and experience in general aviation airport management, operations, facility/FBO consulting, development and leasing. The scope of work included:

  • Recommending best management practices for consideration
  • Evaluating Federal Aviation Administration policy and industry standards
  • Presenting policy guidance for aircraft hangar storage leasing and to achieve airport self-sustainability

Operations Review of Mariposa Airport / Conceptual Airport Business Plan

County of Mariposa, CA – Mariposa Yosemite Airport (RMY)

Aeroplex Group Partners evaluated the operation of the Mariposa County Airport and presented a SWOT Analysis, a business plan with management considerations to be protect the airport’s sustainability, and alternative revenue opportunities that would help achieve efficient and effective operation. Beyond analyzing the airport’s management structure, work included:

  • Identifying alternative options for FBO operations and staffing
  • Establishing the highest and best use of airport assets to best serve airport users
  • Determining options to maximize revenue sources and minimize expenses