What’s Next for SoCal Logistics Airport?

VICTORVILLE, CA—As GlobeSt.com reported earlier this week, Southern California Logistics Airport is rapidly approaching 100% leased status and is set to launch Phase 2 of its industrial growth plan for the airport. GlobeSt.com sat down with the City of Victorville’s assistant city manager Keith Metzler to discuss what’s next for the airport and the challenges it faces as it seeks expansion.

GlobeSt.com: Why was Victorville the ideal location for this airport? Metzler: Having been a military base, the big challenge was taking an old, antiquated infrastructure system, building it up to industry requirements and trying to utilize whatever land real estate we have. That’s been our biggest effort for the last 15-20 years, to get that old facility repositioned and put to use. When you go beyond that, a lot of it has to do with Victorville being central to a major consumer market in California. There are between 18 million and 20 million people in Southern California, and we’re right next door to them.

Logistics Airport Nears Total Occupancy

VICTORVILLE, CA—GlobeSt.com has learned exclusively that the City of Victorville’s Southern California Logistics Airport is approaching 100% leased on the eve of its 15th anniversary. Since the airport became SCLA in 1999, the City has overseen the build-out and leasing of approximately 3.5 million square feet of industrial space there, and now SCLA is poised for Phase 2.

The second phase of the industrial growth plan involves attracting build-to-suit tenants to continue the development of this growing industrial and aerospace hub. “Industrial growth at SCLA is a testament to the pro-business climate and unique utilities offerings that we have worked to create in the City of Victorville,” says Keith Metzler, assistant city manager at the City of Victorville. “We are excited to enter this next phase of growth to help companies like Dr. Pepper Snapple Group leverage the benefits of Victorville through build-to-suit industrial development.”

Boeing Signs New Lease for Long-Term Growth at Southern California Logistics Airport

The Boeing Company has signed a $1.8 million three-year lease at the City of Victorville’s Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA). The aerospace company’s 100,000-square-foot lease includes 10,000 square feet of office space and 90,000 square feet of hanger space at SCLA’s Hangar 678. The three-year lease includes three, three-year options, for a total of $8.3 million over the next 12 years.

“Boeing’s extension at Southern California Logistics Airport is a testament to the pro-business climate we have worked to create in the City of Victorville,” said Keith Metzler, assistant city manager at the City of Victorville. “This lease will pave the way for additional high-caliber corporations to follow Boeing’s lead and locate their operations in Victorville.”

The Boeing Company Inks Three-Year Lease for 100k sf in Victorville

The Boeing Company has signed a $1.8 mil, 36-month lease for 100k sf of space at the Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) campus in the city of Victorville. The aerospace company’s lease includes 10k sf of office space and 90k sf of hanger space at SCLA’s Hangar 678. The deal includes three, three-year options that could bring the lease total to $8.3 mil over the next 12 years.

A tenant at SCLA since 2003, Boeing’s long-term occupancy of Hangar 678 enables the company to centralize three of its growing operating divisions: Boeing Capital, Boeing AOG and Boeing Flight Test. SCLA’s Hangar 678 serves as a facility for aircraft transition and modification services, including modification with upgraded electronics and inflight entertainment, as well as structural repairs for Boeing customers from around the world. Additionally, the facility serves as a hub for Boeing’s instillation of buyer furnished equipment on new aircraft.

SCLA Tenant Leading Edge Gets Major Airline Contract

A Victor Valley company has been busy ever since American Airlines and US Airways combined forces and called for a total face-lift of its aircraft.

Leading Edge Aviation Services Inc. of Victorville will begin design and logo work on a new Boeing 777, as the airlines continue the $11 billion merger process, which will result in American Airlines becoming the largest carrier in the world.