Curt Castagna, President and CEO of Aeroplex Group Partners, Takes the Lead In An Airport Development Outlook Report Workshop Session

Reno, Nevada (February 19-21, 2020) | Last week, Airport Consultants Council (ACC) and American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) hosted an Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium in Reno, Nevada. The symposium has five workshop sessions with over twenty speakers giving the latest information’s and developments affecting the industry.  Workshops include a balanced mix of presentations and interactive discussions between subject matter experts and participants on a board range of topics. Aeroplex Group Partners (AGP) is currently consulting a number of stirring development projects with clients and collaborators in various parts of the country.

“General Aviation facilities and hangar development nationally is presented with opportunities and challenges. Projects completed in the late 80s and 90s are now leases reverting those assets back to airports. In some cases those facilities are functionally obsolete and cannot support today’s larger general or business aviation aircraft. Financial sustainable development becomes impacted by increased project costs and longer entitlement processes. Likewise, the light general aviation sector continue to see users requiring competitively prices facilities in a market of increasing development cost,” said Curt Castagna, C.M., President and CEO of AGP.

Last Thursday, Curt Castagna, C.M., President and CEO of Aeroplex Group Partners, moderated a panel on the outlook report for Airport Development Projects, yielding an assessment of current and future growth requirements.

Mr. Castagna’s esteemed panel of industry experts include speakers Dan Bianco, President, JRMA, Kelly L. Campbell, A.A.E, Executive Director, Aviation, Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, Timothy R. Obitts, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Air Transportation Association, Christopher A. Rozansky, C.M., Executive Director, Naples Airport Authority and Tom Vliek, Vice President, Properties and Facilities, Signature Flight Support. Present in the workshop session where over 80 attendees listening to assessment specifying the opportunities, challenges, and practices on the trend in the aviation industry.

About Curt Castagna

Curt Castagna is the President and CEO of the Aeroplex business entities, and has a diverse background in general aviation and more than 40 years of proven expertise in all aspects of airport development,

aviation consulting, and management services.. He is the current Board Chair of the board of directors for the National Air Transportation Association, serves as a member of the Los Angeles County Aviation Commission and he is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives. He is recognized by his peers and colleagues for establishing collaborative partnerships. He has over 27 years of experience as an adjunct professor, teaching various classes in the Aviation Administration Bachelor of Science program at California State University, Los Angeles and the Associate Degree program at Cypress Community College. A certified private and instrument-rated pilot, Castagna’s background and experience bring great value to all of his projects.

About Airport Consultants Council

The Airport Consultants Council is the global trade association that represents private businesses involved in the development and operations of airports and related facilities. ACC is the only association that focuses exclusively on the business interests of firms with airport-related technical expertise by informing its member’s new trends while promoting fair competition and procurement practices that protect the industry’s bottom line.

About Aeroplex Group Partners

Aeroplex Group Partners, LLC (AGP) is the consulting branch of the four business entities that comprise the Aeroplex/Aerolease Group. With over 40 years of private sector airport land use, development and facility management experience, and together with our member consultants who combined have well over 100 years of public sector policy experience, AGP provides airports and aviation businesses a team with in depth skills in airport administration and operations, contract management, airport planning, land and airspace issues, facility and FBO development, management, marketing and business planning. For more information, visit 

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