CloudNine, the company currently building a 100,000-square-foot private hangar complex at the Los Angeles-Area Camrillo Airport (KCMA), has acquired Channel Islands Aviation (CIA), one of four service providers in the field. The CloudNine facility, when completed in the second quarter of 2023, will have four 25,000-square-foot hangers, each with its own office space.
The CIA FBO opened in 1976 and has since been run by the same married couple; Its new owners plan to leave the name of the facility intact.
“It’s a great legacy and reputation across SoCal,” said Ron Rasak, CEO of both CloudNine and parent company Southern California-based commercial real estate developer RKR. “It is well-known and one of the most enduring partners of the Cessna Aircraft Company in the country.”
Capable of accommodating up to a Dassault Falcon 8X in its existing 62,000-square-foot hangar space, the FBO has an 8,500-square-foot terminal with a pilot lounge, conference room, flight planning room, gourmet coffee bar and a multi-coffee bar. Rating Flight School. Its FAA Part 145 repair station is a factory-approved service center for Cessna and Cirrus aircraft.
Going forward, CloudNine VP Operations Nick Martino wants to modernize the business “We want to work with our Cessna and Cirrus service partners to attract aircraft owners from other airfields such as Van Nuys, Oxnard, Santa Barbara and Santa Ana,” he said.