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Sign for the Airport Administration Building

Economic Outlook

  • Vital contributor to the region’s economy; over 1/2 billion dollar annual economic impact.
  • Self -supporting and debt-free; funded by user fees & tenant rents.
  • $2.8 million in FAA grant funding provided annually for improvements.
  • $1.5 million annually in Passenger Facility Charge funding for improvements.

General Aviation and Services

  • There are 221 General Aviation  aircraft based at SBA valued over $128 million.
    (2009 County Assessor’s list data)
  • Three-quarters of all general aviation flights involve visitors to the area.
  • Atlantic Aviation and Signature Flight Support provide fuel, hangar and tie-down space for
    private aircraft.
  • Above All Aviation, Red Baron Aviation and Spitfire Aviation are the 3 flights schools on the Airport.
  • In excess of 6 million pounds of airfreight and baggage are handled annually.
  • Above All Aviation, Accurate Aviation and Coastal Aircraft Maintenance provides aircraft repair and tie down space for private aircraft.
  • Airport operated fuel farm on the northwest side of the airfield.

FAA Control Tower

The Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control Tower is equipped with new state-of-the-art technology; 35 member staff with 12 terminal radar-approach touch control screens. The Tower provides radar guidance for 170-mile area from Thousand Oaks to San Luis Obispo for aircraft flying at altitudes up to 13,000 ft.

Airline Terminal Activities & Services

  • 3 Commercial Airlines
  • 21 daily non-stop flights between 6 international airports.
  • Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Cafe and gift shop/newstand.
  • Free Wireless internet access.
  • Rental car companies, door-to-door shuttle vans, taxies and public transit.
  • ATM, Luggage Carts, Ambassadors, Visitor Information Desk, TDD.
  • 744 spaces at Short & Long Parking facilities at the Airline Terminal.
  • Accessible building features ADA improvements Security Access Control System that meets Transportation Security Administration requirements.

Airline Terminal Public Art Program

Fiesta Mural   
Artist: Channing Peake       
California Cubist, Modernist & Muralist   1910-1989

Rotunda Floor Mosaic  
Artist:  Lori Ann David       
LoriAnnDavid.com

Wood Beam Stenciling 
Artist: Vidya Gauci           
Vidya Gauci Decorative Fine Arts
VidyaGauci.com

Wrought Iron Railing  
Artist:  Colleen M. Kelly       
ColleenMKelly.com

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016