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John Wayne Airport Releases Certain General Aviation Improvement Program Proposal Documents

The Orange County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to the review the proposals for Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) at John Wayne Airport at its Tuesday, August 11 meeting.  FBOs are private companies that are given the right to operate out of the airport and provide aeronautical services such as fueling, storage, parking, aircraft maintenance and flight instruction to the general aviation community.

At the August 11 Board meeting, airport staff will ask the Board to select an FBO for each available FBO site. The winning proposer's plans will dictate how the area of John Wayne Airport that has been set aside for general aviation is ultimately built out. After lease negotiations conclude, airport staff will return to the Board for approval of the final leases with the selected FBOs. The Orange County Airport Commission will consider the FBO proposals at its August 5 meeting.

The following documents related to the Fixed Base Operators’ proposals - the evaluation panel scores, proposer’s conceptual renderings/layouts, and the proposers' responses to the questionnaire - have been posted to the JWA website. You can find the documents at https://www.ocair.com/generalaviation/gaimprovement (scroll down and you will see July 9, 2020 Update). You can also go directly to the Dropbox folder here.

The City of Newport Beach Aviation Committee has a General Aviation Improvement Program (GAIP) Ad Hoc committee that is meeting to discuss and evaluate each proposer’s responses to the questionnaire and renderings/layouts. The GAIP will report on its findings at the July 27 Aviation Committee meeting. 

You can learn more about the County's GAIP here.

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