October 4, 2012, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA…Business Jet Center (BJC), a leading provider of Fixed Base Operation (FBO) services, has added one of the largest hangars in the Bay Area to their Oakland International Airport (OAK) leasehold.
The 61,505 sq. ft. structure, which previously served as a cargo handling facility, is undergoing a $5 million renovation and will bring Business Jet Center’s total designated business and general aviation hangar space at OAK to more than 155,000 sq. ft. The hangar features 28ft tall doors which can accommodate multiple large aircraft including the Gulfstream 650.
In addition, BJC recently completed a $250,000 renovation of a 14,500 sq. ft. business aviation hangar at OAK including new hangar floor coating, office upgrades and new executive kitchen facilities.
“Demand for hangar space at our facility continues to outpace capacity,” said David Mills, General Manager of BJC at OAK. “In developing our master plan, we wanted to increase our available square footage to not only meet our present customers’ needs, but also be in position to accommodate future requests.”
Mills said Business Jet Center has been able to expand their base customer operation at OAK because of the facilities excellent location, good weather and competitive pricing.
Business Jet Center OAK openedfor business in the fall of 2003 and completeda $4 million renovation of the airport’s 8,449 sq. ft. original 1920’s executive terminal building. Locatedat 9351 Earhart Road on 13 acres at the North Field of the airport, BJC has been recognized in FBO surveys as the top facility in the Bay Area and consistently ranks among the top three operations on the West Coast.