McClellan, CA – (Nov 14, 2008) McClellan Park announced today its recent lease agreement with Aero Union Corporation (AUC) for approximately 42,000 SF of hangar and office space. The California based company has opened its third Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Operation at McClellan Park. AUC’s other operations are located in Chico, California and Tucson, Arizona.
“McClellan Airport is an ideal location for us. Our P-3 Orion MRO business is growing at a rate that we needed additional space and McClellan Park was there to support us,” said Bob Farinsky, Director of Business Development, Aero Union. “Since becoming a Lockheed Martin Orion Service Center, we expect our business to grow even more and McClellan Park is the logical choice to support the new business. In addition to the P-3 Orion MRO business, we have other opportunities we are pursuing on both transport and rotor-wing aircraft where additional hangar space will be needed.”
NASA P-3 Orion arrives at the new McClellan facility for Annual Maintenance
Home of the P-3 Orion, an enviable multi-mission aircraft, the new 42,000 SF hangar is currently being used to perform P-3 SSI and other heavy maintenance activities. Designed to accommodate P-3 and C-130/L-382G aircraft, the new facility has access to a 10,700 ft runway, full IFR instrument approach and the only 24/7/365 FBO in the Sacramento Valley.
Dan Dawson, Maintenance Manager for the McClellan and Chico operation stated, “We’re pleased to have the additional hangar capacity in close proximity to our Chico operation. There are several benefits to having the aircraft maintenance facilities at McClellan including access to a much larger labor pool to support the growing business. Currently we have one P-3 Orion aircraft at the new hangar facility and two additional P-3 aircraft scheduled for arrival in the coming weeks.”
About Aero Union Corporation
Aero Union Corporation (AUC) is a privately held company headquartered in Chico, California. In addition to being the premier fixed wing airborne firefighting operator in the country, AUC is a Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion Service Center, Hamilton Sundstrand 54H60 Propeller Licensee and leading supplier of specialized products and services for the commercial and military aviation markets including design, manufacturing and maintenance services. For additional information please visit our website at www.aerounion.com.
About McClellan Business Park
McClellan Airport is the most successful base conversion in the US and is home of the largest Fixed Base Operator (FBO) McClellan Jet Services, in the greater Sacramento region, one of the largest in Northern California. MJS is responsible for the aviation property management, leasing and marketing at McClellan and plays an integral role in the development of the airport. This fully-operational airport has become the Gateway to Business and General Aviation for the Sacramento region. McClellan Airport features a 10,700 ft runway, full IFR instrument approach and has the only 24/7/365 FBO in the Sacramento Valley with more than 1.5 million SF of aviation property. For additional information, please visit McClellan Jet Services website at www.mcclellanjetservices.com.
The County of Sacramento selected McClellan Business Park, LLC, in 1999 to acquire and redevelop McClellan Air Force Base. McClellan Air Force Base was renamed McClellan Business Park (McClellan Park) in 2001. McClellan Park boasts a fully-operational airport, full-service hotel, fitness facility, rail system, office, industrial, retail and dormitories. The project consists of 3,000 acres with approximately 8.5 million square feet of useable buildings and 500 acres of developable land and is fully entitled for over 16 million square feet of commercial, retail, office and residential buildings. For additional information, please visit McClellan Business Park’s website at http://www.mcclellanpark.com.