Construction has begun on CloudNine private hangar complex at the SoCal (Camarillo) Airport in California. The US$34 million unit is expected to be revealed in May of 2022 and will offer four 25,200-sq-ft Group 1 hangars with 30-foot-high doors to accommodate the latest ultra-long-range business jets. Each hangar will also have up to 5,100 sq ft of attached Class A office space. The complex is being constructed on a 50-year leasehold and will be the first infrastructure on the north side of the field. It will also have its own private entrance off Las Posas Road. The seven-acre site is now being prepared to receive the first load of structural steel, which is slated to arrive early next month.
Real estate developer and CloudNine founder Ron Rasak noted that one of the four hangars already has a long-term lease commitment and that discussions on the remainder continue with potential tenants. Ground-handling services for the facility will be contracted to Air7, one of four FBOs on the field. After examining the market for large aircraft storage options, Rasak chose Camarillo, California for the first of several planned CloudNine developments nationwide, securing a brand-new, fifty-year lease with Ventura County. The seven-acre campus includes its own private entrance through which aircraft owners and their guests and employees can enter the airport.
Featuring ample runway space to accommodate even the largest of business jets, Camarillo Airport (CMA) is only a short drive away from the area’s most frequented and congested airports. “In the northern part of the LA basin, there’s not much choice when it comes to private hangar options,” Rasak continues. “Camarillo Airport is less than forty miles away from Van Nuys, Santa Barbara, Burbank and the Santa Monica Airport which, incidentally, business jet operators recently lost the effective use of.”