Justin Castagna, C.M., P.M.P.
Justin Castagna has more than 12 years of airport and aviation development and management experience at various commercial and general aviation airports throughout California and beyond. Starting as a line service technician for Signature Flight Support, he then worked as an Airport Operations Officer at four different airports before landing at Aeroplex.
Justin is the Director of Operations and Project Management for Aeroplex Group Partners and has been responsible for managing capital projects ranging from small tenant improvement projects, to large underground water pipe ruptures, the buildout of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, maintenance and ground service facilities, taxiway throat entrances consistent with FAA advisory circular requirements, and the full-scale development of more than 20 acres of multi-million dollar commercial hangar, office, and aircraft apron facilities. He leads airport consulting projects including airport master planning, leasing policy reviews, minimum standards and rules and regulations updates, and rates/fees analysis. He also oversees the management of day-to-day operations at five of Southern California’s premier aviation facilities at the Long Beach, Van Nuys, and Santa Monica Airports, with over 250 based tenants. Castagna administers contract bidding and review and is responsible for managing all project and vendor budgets across the various projects.
A private pilot himself, Justin builds cooperative working relationships by interfacing with tenants, governmental agencies, airport and city officials, contractors, vendors, and community stakeholders. He is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and currently serves on the Board of the Association of California Airports (ACA). With both public and private sector experience, he brings diverse and essential expertise to Aeroplex Group Partners.
- Airport and aircraft operations
- Facility management and administration
- FBO services
- Contract bidding and construction project management
- Airport security and regulatory compliance
- Tenant and stakeholder outreach