Minutes from July 21, 2015-Mike Burrows, Executive Director, San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) and Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA)

 Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Open Board of Directors Meeting

San Bernardino Community College District
114 S. Del Rosa Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408



Present: Don Averill, Carole Beswick, Tom Brickley, Matthew Buck, Ken Coate, Scott Davis, Dick Hart, Scott Hofferber, Matthew Isaac, Mark Kaenel, Bill Lemann, Sue McKee, John Mirau, Dan Murphy, John Prentice, Jan Remm, Brian Reider, Kristine Scott, Paul Shimoff, Phil Waller, Jan Weder and Ray Wolfe.

Guests: Ted Alejandro and Sheriff John McMahon

Announcements: 1) The Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California Water Fix Environmental Impact Report is available for public review and comment effective July 10, 2015 through August 31, 2015 at www.BayDeltaConservationPlan.com

M/S/P: Minutes from July 14, 2015

Paul Shimoff introduced Mike Burrows, Executive Director, San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) and Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA).

The SBIAA and IVDA are tasked with turning the site of the former Norton Air Force Base into a viable passenger-and-cargo commercial facility, as well as developing the land nearby.

Formed in 1990, the IVDA oversees the reuse of the non-aviation portions of the former Norton AFB and financially supports the airport. The IVDA is a joint powers authority comprised of the County of San Bernardino and the Cities of San Bernardino, Colton and Loma Linda. In addition to some 600 acres on the former base, the IVDA also has a redevelopment project area of approximately 13,000 acres of surrounding properties. Since 2002 Hillwood, a Texas based development company, has served as the master developer. The project known as Alliance California created more than 8,300 jobs and over $1B in new construction. Companies such as Amazon, Stater Bros, Mattel, Pep Boys, Kohl’s and Pepsi now occupy much of the area. Hillwood has recently sold some of the property to Carson Companies adding to the successful public private partnerships.

SBIAA has numerous operations on the property such as Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO), Corporate Aviation, Public Safety & General Aviation, Air Passenger Service and Air Cargo.
Aircraft maintenance– There currently are four aviation maintenance companies that are SBIAA tenants.
The U.S. Forest Service– Purchased 20 acres in 1997 to build a tanker base. This base serves as the backbone of aviation firefighting for the US Forest Service in southern California providing support for air tankers and helicopters during fire season each year.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Aviation Division– This area will have an administration building and two hangers, one main hanger and one for storage. Building is expected to be complete by the end of 2015.
General Aviation– Tenants from the Rialto Airport which closed in Sept of 2014 have now relocated to SBIAA.
Fixed Base Operator (FBO)– SBIAA offers a luxurious facility named Luxivair. They provide a business complex designed to support the complete needs of corporate, charter and general aviation pilots. This state-of-the-art FBO offers attentive and highly responsive customer service as well as first-class facilities including: Spacious hangars for both large and small aircraft, overnight hangar storage, office and shop space, fueling service, baggage handling, concierge services, catering and more. The FBO offers low-cost refueling and first-class pilots’ quarters for corporate aviation clients. Beautifully designed, elegant and thoughtfully appointed, the corporate facilities for pilots include: attractive waiting lounge and lobby, conference room, rest rooms, pilot shower and changing room, flight planning and weather briefing room with business service center, catering and lunch room, snooze room and luxury theater. Regular traffic includes flights from Ashley Furniture and others.

SBIAA/IVDA have had many difficulties in the past that they have worked to overcome. They are rebuilding their reputation both in the business world and in the community. SBIAA has rebranded themselves, the FBO, and have stabilized their revenue. Additionally base reuse assessed value is virtually the same today as it was at its highest level in 2010. Although SBIAA is not yet at a break-even point they have successfully attracted new business and created new jobs.

The test of success for SBIAA is not passenger service. They are realistic about the current market and believe passenger service will take time and begin from regional carriers with limited service. The expectations for SBIAA are focused on their strengths which are the building blocks for growth and success.

A Q & A period followed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:32a.m.