Southern California Logistics Airport in San Bernardino County Enables Business, Military, and Freight Needs

By: Sharjeel Sohaib

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Jun 3, 2022

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The Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) is located in Victorville, California, on the southwestern border of the Mojave Desert, 90 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Many aviation-related enterprises are located at Victorville Airport, also known as Victorville Airport.

The Southern California Logistics Airport

The airport is a short distance north of Air Base Road (Air Expressway). While certain streets and roads at SCLA are open to the public, most business and industrial sectors are not. There are no planned tours available.

History of SCLA

The old George Air Force Base (GAFB) is now the Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA). The GAFB was closed in December of 1992.

The SCLA’s immediate predecessor, the Southern California International Airport, opened in October 1994, shortly after the Air Force signed a lease for the old installation. In February 1995, the FAA issued the airport a Part 139 Certificate to service passenger and cargo operations.

Watch “Behind the Scenes of Southern California Logistics Airport” here:

SCLA Tenants | Aircraft Services Providers  

The Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) is a world-class aerospace services center that offers a wide range of aviation services in one place to aircraft owners and operators. The following SCLA tenants provide aircraft services:

  • MillionAir Victorville is a world-class Fixed Base Operator (FBO) that offers a wide range of aircraft services such as fuel, oil, oxygen, catering, ground management, flight planning, and flight crew comforts. 
  • Boeing AOG is a branch of the legendary aircraft manufacturer’s significant facilities that handle specialist Boeing aircraft repairs, maintenance, and upgrades. Boeing AOG also operates as a finishing hub for freshly constructed airplanes that require specialized modifications. 
  • General Electric Flight Test is a corporation branch that uses its Boeing 747-400 flying test bed to undertake on-wing flight testing of several new aircraft engines.
  • ComAv Technical Services is a multi-discipline MRO firm that services a diversified spectrum of airline and freight clients with various fleets. Heavy airplane maintenance, letter checks, and aircraft modifications are all performed by ComAv Technical Services.
  • ComAv Asset Management offers a comprehensive range of asset management services to aircraft owners and operators, including storage, part management, and end-of-life cycle options. ComAv Asset Management also has a large inventory of secondhand aircraft components.

These are just a few service providers. Check out more tenants at: https://www.victorvilleca.gov/government/city-departments/airport/aircraft-services.

SCLA | Offering Several Advantages

  1. Cost-Efficient

Because of its cost-effective property and solid public utility connections, new and expanding businesses are doing business in Victorville and relocating to the Southern California Logistics Airport. Residential and reclaimed water, domestic and industrial wastewater, electricity, and natural gas are all services offered by Victorville Utilities.

  1. Incentives Offered by the Airport

Victorville Airport has several incentives to help you save money on your relocation. Aside from specific incentives, Victorville has undertaken continuous infrastructural upgrades, which have improved the general business climate.

  1. Creation of Jobs

The airport has a vast, qualified workforce that can help your company grow. Labor expenses, which are frequently a considerable component of warehouse and distribution facility operating costs, are low. In addition, the City emphasizes employment training and placement to ensure that the labor force is ready to work.

Victor Valley College (VVC) has teamed with the City of Victorville to provide an aircraft maintenance technology program at SCLA due to the region’s vast amount of aviation employment. After completing the program, students will be prepared for entry-level work in the aircraft repair business.

SCLA | An Ideal Location for Filming

The Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA) has long been a popular venue for shooting anything from indie films to high-end commercials to huge Hollywood blockbusters. Below are some scenes filmed at this popular airport.

Commercial by Southwest Airlines Heart

Plane Crash Shooting

Parting Thought

The importance of Southern California Logistics Airport is evident from the presence of several aircraft services companies using the facility to support regional air cargo needs. With a decent track record, the airport is poised to play an important role in fulfilling the distribution and logistics needs of businesses in the Inland Empire.

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    Sharjeel joined Startempire Wire as emerging technologies editor. Earlier, he worked at Silicon Canals, a leading English language technology media source for the Benelux and wider Europe. He covered the European technology and startup ecosystem digging into latest funding rounds of startups.

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