2019 Airport Business Top 40 Under 40 Luis A. Trujillo, C.M.

Nov. 21, 2019

Luis Trujillo, C.M. caught the aviation bug growing up in Santa Rosa de Cabal, Colombia, where the main mode of transportation is aviation. It influenced his interest and ambition to pursue aviation. Trujillo was granted a scholarship to California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), where he graduated with a degree in aviation administration. During his academic pursuit, he served as the vice president of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Student Chapter.

“While in college, I gained experience and understanding on what happens behind the scenes at airports. Most people drive by and see planes taking off and landing, but never truly have an understanding of the collaboration that takes place to make these things happen,” he said.

With the Aeroplex/Aerolease Group, Trujillo assists in a variety of project management and development projects in California, including large-scale hangar and office construction development of solar rooftop facilities at Van Nuys Airport (VNY). Trujillo completed his Certified Member (C.M.) Program with AAAE and is currently completing the required studies to secure his Project Management Professional (PMP) credential through the Project Management Institute.

“There is 25 million square feet of business aviation hangar space that needs to be built in the United States. As the corporate aircraft fleet mix continues to grow, the demand for updated and modern hangar space continues to grow in parallel. Since many of todays facilities at airports are obsolete and cannot support today’s fleet mix. I look forward in being a part of the evolution of our facility needs in this industry,” Trujillo said