Presentation on theme: "Rialto Airport Airport Closure Or Airport Relocation?"— Presentation transcript:
Rialto Airport Airport Closure Or Airport Relocation?
Background 11/27/01 – City initiates airport strategic planning 6/17/03 – City hires The Planning Center to determine if closure is an option 5/4/04 – The Planning Center proposes two options: 1. Scale back to pre-1992 airport configuration 2. Relocate/close the Airport 1/12/05 – City holds public workshop 1/20/05 – City holds airport user workshop 3/15/05 – City approves four contracts of sale with Lewis- Hillwood Rialto LLC
The Airport Rialto Municipal/Art Scholl Memorial Airport 453 acre general aviation airport Two Runways, 4500’ and 2650’ Approximately 120 based aircraft Estimate of 29-38,000 annual operations Sheriff and Mercy Air contribute about 10,000 of the operations
Tenants San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Aviation Division Art Scholl Aviation (FBO and flight school) Westpac Aviation (aircraft restorations) Mercy Air (helicopter ambulance service) Rialto Aircraft Services (A&P) Western Helicopters Several small aviation businesses Several non-aviation activities
The Politics Local Government and Redevelopment Authority Tenants and Users Congressional Federal Aviation Administration San Bernardino International Airport Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
The Legislation Transfers Rialto Airport operations to SBD Land sale proceeds - 55% Rialto/45% FAA Rialto to repay 90% unamortized portion of federal grants FAA portion to SBD for AIP eligible projects Airport assets to be transferred to SBD
Closure Relocation of Aviation Businesses Relocation of Tenants