Rehabbing Runways, Housing Aircraft
Ventura County is home to the Oxnard and Camarillo Airports. Both facilities have been in operation for more than 75 years and face aging infrastructure. The Ventura County airport projects aim to keep them safe and up-to-date.
In Oxnard, commercial flights stopped as of June 2010 due in part to the limitations of a 5,500-foot runway that cannot accommodate more than 90-seat aircraft. Located about a mile from Oxnard’s business district, the airport today is used for general aviation purposes and capital improvement plans include rehab to runways, hangars, lighting, and drainage.
Groundbreaking for a proposed $32 million jet hangar project at Camarillo Airport is expected in August 2020. Approximately seven acres of open land on the northeast quadrant of the airport will be developed for private commercial luxury hangars with high-end security systems and 28-foot doors. This will allow room for some of the largest business jets. Once complete, the project will also provide a new entrance from nearby Las Posas Road.