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Choosing the Right Airplane Hangar Rental

Choosing the right aircraft hangar rental and location for your needs is an important part of aircraft ownership. As any private jet owner knows, finding the right aircraft hangar is just as important as finding the right aircraft management company to work with.

There are a few key considerations to keep in mind when choosing a hangar, including location and utilization. We’ve assembled a list of considerations that you will need to think about when choosing the right airplane hangar rental.

Choosing the Right Airplane Hangar Rental

Where is your airplane going to be based? Will it be easily accessible?

Part of the joy of owning your own airplane is the flexibility to travel whenever you choose. It seems remiss to lose this benefit if you have to undertake a massive logistical operation every time you want to fly.

While it may seem like good value to base your airplane at a smaller and cheaper regional airport, it could be a false economy.

The cost of fuel alone each time the airplane is repositioned to the correct starting point could easily outweigh the difference in costs to base your airplane at your normal departure point.

Size

The type of hangarage you need will vary depending on the size of the airplane. Operators with diverse fleets will tell you, they all have different requirements. And it isn’t just about ‘making the plane fit’ either.

You may need extra room for equipment such as ground power units or tugs. Further to this, certain types have specific maintenance requirements, tools, equipment. You’ll need to consider whether there is room for this as well.

Resources

If the airplane develops a technical fault, will your choice of location have the facilities and means to deal with it? An airport in the middle of nowhere is unlikely to have dedicated maintenance staff on hand 24/7. Even if personnel are available, have they got the expertise and training to handle your particular type of aircraft?

It isn’t all about maintenance either. There are other things that you will almost certainly need.

Flying in the winter? Are de-icing services available at your chosen destination? What about refueling services? It might not be obvious, but not every airport has the means to cater to larger private jets.

Is Chartering an Option?

You can often offset the costs of your own airplane by offering it out for charter when you are not using it.

There is a caveat, however.

Ideally, it is most cost-efficient if the jet is already in a location where people want to travel from and to. You’ll find that metropolitan centers are much more popular than airports out in the back and beyond.

Security

This covers several key areas.

First, let’s talk about the weather. The main reason you will want your airplane in a hangar is to protect it from the natural elements. In fact, some manufacturers specify that a private jet must be in a hangar when it is not in use.

This may seem trivial, but get it wrong, and it could be costly. Dirt, dust, water, and other elements (such as saltwater if you are stationed near the coast) can cause significant damage when left to sit on airplane parts and components.

The elements aren’t the only threat. Unauthorized personnel have always been a significant threat to aviation. You must ensure that you aren’t a victim of unauthorized access. The easiest way to negate this threat is to choose a hangar space with a sturdy and established perimeter. Features like dedicated security staff, monitored CCTV, and secured entryways should come as standard.

Flexibility

Just like renting a house, renting hangar space gives you flexibility. It would be a shame to purchase or build a hangar, only to discover that it wasn’t working out as you’d hoped.

Hangar rental affords you a degree of flexibility. Depending on your agreement, you would be tied in for far less time than if you permanently bought a hangar. If you upgrade (or downsize), you safeguard yourself against the hangar being unsuitable to fit your aircraft.

Renting Hangar Space

There are lots of options open to you when choosing the right airplane hangar rental: –

Shared Airport Hangars

This is generally considered the cheapest option. You rent a ‘parking space’ within a hangar that is owned by a fixed base operator (FBO). Depending on where the aircraft is based, this could include certain maintenance and handling fees.

Shared Private Hangars

This is an alternative if you are looking for a less costly option. It is quite similar to the above. However, instead of renting from an airport authority or a fixed base operator (FBO), you will be renting from a private individual.

Individually Rented Hangars

If shared airport hangars equate to renting a hotel room, individually rented hangars are comparable to renting the entire hotel.

The advantages include greater convenience, and can even house multiple aircraft if you own more than one.

The downsides are that it is (naturally) more expensive. You might find that the hangar is much bigger than you require, yet you will likely be responsible for the upkeep and MX. In addition to this, you will tend to find that the availability is limited in busy and popular areas and therefore will be priced at a premium.

The Easy Way to Choose the Right Airplane Hangar Rental?

With all the above in mind, you have an ideal solution. Sun Air Jets provides secure hangar storage for private jets that ticks every box in the requirements above. In addition, we offer a great level of luxury and sophistication. Our hangars offer excellent facilities, including maintenance, offices, meeting rooms, private lobbies, and gated parking.

Choosing the right airplane hangar rental isn’t just about finding a place to park your aircraft. Your choice can have a direct implication on the overall costs of the airplane. Contact Sun Air Jets for more information.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel

A safe & affordable way to reduce your impact on the environment.

The business aviation industry has long been dedicated to reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft. With a proven record of advances in carbon reduction, the business aviation community has aspired to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2050 (relative to 2005).

Sustainable aviation fuel, or SAF, is an important element to help the aviation community reach its goal and reduce its environmental impact. But what is SAF?


About Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Clean Alternative

Sustainable aviation fuel is a clean substitute for conventional jet fuel. Rather than refined from petroleum, SAF is made from organic & renewable materials and can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 23%.

Safe for all Jet Aircraft

SAF has been tested and approved by manufacturers of aircraft, engines and components to assure their reliability and safety.

Ready to Use

Equally important, SAF can be blended with current fuels, so manufacturers do not have to redesign engines or aircraft – the fuels can simply be “dropped-in” whenever they are available.

Affordable

SAF is currently offered at the same rate as conventional jet fuel at the Sun Air Jets’ FBO in Ventura County. Requesting SAF instead of conventional fuel is an affordable & safe way to reduce your impact on the environment.


SAF is now available at Sun Air Jets in Ventura County.

For more information or to request SAF, contact our FBO at (805) 389-9301 or info@sunairjets.com.

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Sun Air Jets Offers SAF in Southern California

SAF will be offered at the same rate as conventional jet fuel

(Greater Los Angeles Area, California – February 9, 2021) – Signature Select member FBO Sun Air Jets is pleased to announce it will be blazing new trails, offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at their full-service FBO in Ventura County. Sun Air Jets will be one of the first FBOs in the Signature Select network to offer SAF.

With the rising need for environmental sustainability, Sun Air Jets is excited to join the private aviation industry’s efforts to reduce its impact on the environment. As a clean substitute for conventional jet fuel, SAF is made from organic and renewable materials rather than refined from petroleum and can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 23%.

“Now, more than ever, it is important for everyone to do their part,” says Brian Counsil, President and CEO of Sun Air Jets. “We’re thrilled to partner with Signature Select and Epic Fuels to be one of the first companies to offer SAF and help our company and clients reduce their carbon footprint.”

SAF will be offered at the same rate as conventional jet fuel

Sun Air Jets will begin offering SAF at KCMA in Ventura County at a special low rate. Due to a generous donation by an anonymous benefactor, the company will offer SAF at the same rate as conventional jet fuel while supplies last.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to extend this unique partnership to our Signature Select FBOs, and we will continue to focus on environmental stewardship and safety, paving the way for a more sustainable future,” said Marius Ronge, President of EPIC Fuels and Signature Select.

To encourage the purchase of this alternative fuel source, Sun Air Jets is offering Signature TailWins loyalty program members five times the amount of Signature TailWins reward points for SAF orders. This offer is available for a limited-time during February and March 2021.

To learn more or make a reservation for SAF in Southern California, contact us today.

Call (805) 389-9301 | Email info@sunairjets.com


About Sun Air Jets: Sun Air Jets operates one of the safest rated private jet fleets in the nation with a flawless safety record spanning over 20 years. Serving the greater Los Angeles area, Sun Air Jets, a SIGNATURE SELECT™ member FBO, provides aircraft management, maintenance, private luxury hangars, and private charter jet services on a diverse fleet including Gulfstream, Bombardier, Citation, Hawker and Falcon aircraft. Along with maintaining the highest safety standards in the industry, Sun Air Jets remains dedicated to serving clients with the highest levels of operating expertise and personable customer service. With bases located in Camarillo and Van Nuys, California, including a full-service FBO at the company’s KCMA headquarters, Sun Air Jets is a fully certified Part 145 repair station and 135 charter operator.

To learn more about Sun Air Jets, visit sunairjets.com.

About Signature Select

Signature Select is the leading FBO network affiliation program enabling third-party FBOs to join the world’s most traveled network.  Select FBO licensees (Select Partners) can access a multitude of network programs aimed at existing and new Signature Flight Support end-user customers that enhance the value and service delivery at Select Partner FBOs.

For more information, please visit www.signatureaviation.com

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FBO Special: Jet Fuel Price at $2.20

Jet fuel price valid Dec 24 – Dec 31

Sun Air Jets will offer a special jet fuel price for the end of the year at their Ventura County FBO – Jet A at only $2.20 per gallon (out the door). 

This end-of-the-year fuel special will be available starting Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020 and run until New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2020.

The Sun Air Jets FBO is located at the company’s Ventura County location: Camarillo Airport (KCMA), 855 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, Ca 93010.

This aviation fuel special coincides with the Signature Tailwins promotion that is offered throughout the entire month of December 2020. As a member of the Signature Select FBO network, Sun Air Jets is offering 5-10 times the amount of Signature rewards points on purchases of 300+ gallons of fuel to Signature Tailwins loyalty reward members.

Don’t miss out on the last fuel special for 2020. Make a reservation today!

Call (805) 389-9301 | Email info@sunairjets.com


The Sun Air Jets Fixed-Based Operator (FBO) serves private and business aviation needs. The full-service FBO provides luxury hangar space, refueling, parking and other invaluable services to the general aviation community.

To learn more about the FBO and its current fuel prices, ramp fees and other fuel programs, please call (805) 389-9301 or email info@sunairjets.com.

 

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Black Friday Jet A Fuel Sale

Jet A Fuel Sale in Southern California

This holiday season, Sun Air Jets is offering a Black Friday Jet A fuel sale at their full-service FBO. Jet A fuel will be available for purchase at only $1.97 per gallon (out the door).

This jet fuel sale is only offered from Thursday, November 26, 2020 to Saturday, November 28, 2020. This special is offered at Sun Air Jets’ Ventura County facility at Camarillo Airport, 855 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, Ca.

As a Signature Flight Support location, Sun Air Jets provides fuel discounts and other promotions throughout the year to better serve customers. The company is also currently offering an end-of-year promotion to Signature Tailwins members. Those participating in the loyalty program can earn 5-10 times the amount of Signature rewards points on purchases of 300+ gallons of fuel.

Take advantage of these great fuel sales. Call (805) 389-9301 or email info@sunairjets.com to make a reservation today!

To learn more about the FBO, other fuel programs, or how ramp fees may be waived, contact our Customer Service Department at (805) 389-9301.


Located in Southern California, Sun Air Jets offers award-winning FBO amenities. As a full-service, 24/7 FBO, Sun Air Jets provide essential support services for business and private aircraft, including refueling and luxury hangar space. The company also provides a comfortable private crew lounge, maintenance services, and a variety of other necessities.

Jet fuel trucks at Sun Air Jets' FBO in Ventura County

Jet Fuel Special: 5-10x More Tailwins Points on Purchases

Earn 5-10x more Signature Tailwins points on jet fuel purchase

Sun Air Jets is partnering with Signature Flight Support and Epic Fuels to bring clients a special deal on jet fuel purchases for the end of 2020.

While purchasing jet A fuel at Sun Air Jets’ FBO in Ventura County, guests can take advantage of the following fuel program.

  • For orders of 300-499 gallons of fuel, earn 5 times the amount of Signature Tailwins points
  • For orders of 500 and more gallons of fuel, earn 10 times the amount of Signature Tailwins points

The Signature loyalty program, Signature Tailwins provides an opportunity for pilots to earn points for purchases within Signature’s FBO network. These points can be redeemed as a reloadable cash card or as gift cards to a variety of well-known retailers, including Starbucks, Amazon, Apple and more.

The fuel special is available during November and December 2020. This special is offered at Sun Air Jets’ Ventura County location at Camarillo Airport, 855 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, Ca.

To learn more about the fuel special discount or to make a reservation, call (805) 389-9301 or email info@sunairjets.com.


The Sun Air Jets FBO in Ventura County provides a variety of services to guests, including private luxury hangar space, refueling, private crew lounge, and more.

Guests can view the most current jet fuel prices at sunairjets.com. Other fuel discounts are available. Ramp fees may also be waived with fuel purchase. Call (805) 389-9301 to learn more.

EPIC Fuels “Reach Tour”

Celebrating EPIC Fuels FBO Partners 
Reach Tour Spanning Coast-to-Coast 

APPROVED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dallas, Texas – As the aviation industry and world grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, EPIC Fuels is doing its part to reignite the economy by encouraging people to fly responsibly by providing passengers, crew, pilots and FBO staff the absolute safest experience while traveling by private aviation.

Today, this leading supplier of aviation fuels and services launches its Reach for the Sky, We’ve Got the Ground campaign. The goal: to inspire FBO partners – and their customers – to achieve at the highest levels, knowing EPIC Fuels will be there, providing a solid foundation of partnership and support through its trusted people, products and services.

Taking an Uplifting Message on the Road – and to the Sky
The campaign kicks off with EPIC’s coast-to-coast Reach Tour, featuring world-class aerobatics pilot and competitor Anthony Oshinuga. He will be making appearances and fuel stops at 44 FBOs from August 17 through September 3. The tour covers 6,000 nautical miles in 18 days. 

The tour consists of appearances at EPIC Fuels-branded FBOs and Signature Select FBOs, all part of Signature Aviation. 

Anthony Oshinuga will appear at Sun Air Jets’ FBO at Camarillo Airport on Wednesday, September 2.

“FBOs have communicated great enthusiasm for this campaign,” said Marius Ronge, President, EPIC Fuels and Signature Select. “We all need encouragement right now, and this is our way of supporting our FBO partners, reminding businesses that these FBOs have been open all along, providing services essential to growth and our nation’s economic health. We are suggesting that with safety protocols in place, business and general aviation aircraft can safely return to the skies.” 

The value of business aircraft is well documented. The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) reports that 97 percent of business aircraft registered in the United States are operated by a broad cross-section of organizations and businesses large and small. Aircraft have a direct impact on businesses’ success. EPIC Fuels has worked alongside its FBO partners on the ground for 80 years – providing safe, reliable fuels and such valued offerings as its EPIC Card and QTpod.

Motivation You Can See
For the fourth year, EPIC Fuels has partnered with Oshinuga to promote EPIC Fuels and general aviation. Oshinuga will conduct touch-and-goes with smoke at multiple locations with his custom Pitts Special S-1S single-seat biplane. The main draw is the man himself. The Nigerian-born aviation enthusiast uses his humble beginnings to encourage others to achieve their dreams by leveraging the sky. Oshinuga made history in 2015 at the Reno Air Race National Championship by becoming the first African American rookie pilot to hold the first-place position after his third heat, which led to a second-place win. Today he shares his passion for flight with everyone he meets.

“I grew up poor in California, and locating funds to fuel my passion for flying was an early challenge,” says Oshinuga. “I later discovered that passion was the fuel I needed. My partnership with EPIC Fuels gives me a platform to serve as an ambassador for an industry that is more than an essential service. It is integral to our economy.” 

Oshinuga will present special COVID-related care packages at each tour stop as a special thank you and acknowledgement of the FBOs’ role in supporting both their customers and the industry. The symbolic packages contain EPIC-branded masks, hand sanitizers and mugs. They demonstrate and remind the FBOs that EPIC Fuels has their backs.

Special Guests and Media Welcome
The Reach Tour kicks off in San Diego, CA, then loops around the nation through EPIC-partnered FBOs in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Oregon and back to California. Due to the pandemic, event attendance will be limited to a small number of invited guests and media. 

Take Part Virtually 
Throughout the tour, EPIC Fuels and Oshinuga will be posting regularly to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. Included are his insider’s view on tour prep for his Pitts, ensuring his aerobatic plane can successfully conduct this ambitious long-distance tour. Follow along with the hashtags #ReachForTheSky and #GoEPICFuels. 

Additionally, Oshinuga’s remarks and presentation of the special care package to FBO owners will be livestreamed on Facebook Live at two key locations: American Aero, Fort Worth, TX (KFTW) on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 19; and Corporate Air, Pittsburgh, PA (KAGC) on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 23. 

Media requests for interviews with Oshinuga should be directed to Deanna Harms, dharms@gretemangroup.com or 316.214.3467.

For more information, please visit the site: EPICFuels.com/Reach.

About EPIC Fuels
EPIC Fuels provides aviation fuels, supplies and services at approximately 175 branded fixed base operation (FBO) locations. It is part of Signature Aviation, which in addition to EPIC Fuels includes Signature Flight Support, Signature Select and TECHNICAir. Signature provides premium full-service flight and home-base support including refueling, ground handling and MRO services through the world’s largest FBO network for business and general aviation users with approximately 200 locations covering key destinations in North America, Europe, South America, Caribbean, Africa and Asia. Signature Aviation pic changed its name from BBA Aviation pic in November 2019. For more information, please visit www.signatureaviation.com.

About Sun Air Jets

Sun Air Jets operates one of the safest rated private jet fleets in the nation with a flawless safety record spanning over 20 years. Serving the greater Los Angeles area, Sun Air Jets, a SIGNATURE SELECT™ member FBO, provides aircraft management, maintenance, private luxury hangars, and private charter jet services on a diverse fleet including Gulfstream, Bombardier, Citation, Hawker and Falcon aircraft. Along with maintaining the highest safety standards in the industry, Sun Air Jets remains dedicated to serving clients with the highest levels of operating expertise and personable customer service. With bases located in Camarillo and Van Nuys, California, including a full-service FBO at the company’s KCMA headquarters, Sun Air Jets is a fully certified Part 145 repair station and 135 charter operator. To learn more about Sun Air Jets, visit sunairjets.com.