Here in La La Land, it’s hard to keep something extraordinary under wraps. The secret is out! Hawthorne and the cities that surround it are, quite literally, booming. Can you hear the rocket blast from local SpaceX’s latest launch? How about the roar from the new NFL Stadium currently under construction in Inglewood? Maybe you’ve heard that Elon Musk and his Boring Company are digging a tunnel under Crenshaw Boulevard? These are just a few indicators of the area’s revitalization. We are all witnessing history and the evolution of the previously unknown little communities just east of LAX.
A partner in this revitalization is Jet Center Los Angeles, the premier full-service FBO located at Jack Northrop Field in Hawthorne. Travelers may not realize that Hawthorne (HHR) is the closest airport to downtown Los Angeles and the most accessible location for all of your West LA destinations. With easy access to new sports and entertainment venues (Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, The Forum, Staples Center and LA Live), top public and private universities (UCLA, LMU and USC), studios and start- ups from motion picture and gaming to Silicon Beach, Jet Center Los Angeles is the most conveniently located FBO and master lease holder of the most convenient private airport in the city.
Don’t be fooled into thinking this is simply a matter being in the right place at the right time. Definitely not! The real story involves more than a decade of commitment, collaboration and capital from a dedicated team of entrepreneurs and professionals who share a passion for aviation. Born of this passion was Advanced Air, an innovative aircraft management and charter company that represents the anchor of Jet Center Los Angeles.
Advanced Air’s approach to aircraft management is essentially quite simple. The aircraft owners represent the foundation of the company. Perhaps different than many companies approach business, Advanced Air and Jet Center Los Angeles understand that people make the difference. People in this case does not just refer to the exceptional staff but also their clients. They value loyalty and longevity in everything they do. They understand that people have personal relationships with their planes and strive to build relationships with both the people and the planes. These relationships are built on trust and transparency and each aircraft entrusted to the care of this team represents a true partnership between owner and operator.
Said Sales Director, Aaron Krieger, “We have a unique opportunity to shine in this city of glitter and glamour. Relationships mean everything. The market has reacted to our investment in safety, service and crew resources and our management clients are enjoying a steady increase in charter revenue.”
The company’s current footprint includes over 43,000 square feet of hangar space which houses the growing fleet of aircraft ranging from turboprops to heavy jets. The hangars themselves were uniquely built with input from the film industry and have become a coveted location for commercial and film shoots, hosting numerous high-profile brand events.
Not one to sit idle, the company continues the rejuvenation of this historic airport having recently broken ground on another 75,000 square feet of hangar space that will be available for lease in early 2018.
While some say location, location, location is the key to success, the Advanced Air/Jet Center Los Angeles team says service, service, service. Known for a relentless attention to detail, this is what sets the group apart from the competition. Key staff members are sent to the Ritz Carlton customer service training school to guarantee top tier performance. This focus on customer service has paid off as Jet Center Los Angeles was recently bestowed the 2017 Pilots’ Choice Award for #1 Top Regional FBO in the Southwestern U.S. and #4 FBO Nationally.
The company culture values hard work, steady growth, and a creative, collaborative team mentality. They are not afraid to build from the ground up, in reality, quite the opposite; hiring people that bring fresh ideas to the table and encouraging a “we can do anything . . . together” attitude. This is a group of folks who care about people who care about airplanes and it shows.
The young President, Levi Stockton summed it up, “We’re doing something extraordinary here in Hawthorne and the sky’s the limit for this creative team of professionals.”
For more information about Jet Center Los Angeles and Advanced Air Charters, visit jetcenterla.com and advancedaircharters.com. Jet Center Los Angeles: Transforming Ordinary to Extraordinary
“We have a unique opportunity to shine in this city of glitter and glamour. Relationships mean everything. The market has reacted to our investment in safety, service and crew resources and our management clients are enjoying a steady increase in charter revenue.” -Aaron Krieger, Jet Center Los Angeles
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