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Southern California Logistics Airport
The conversion of the former George Air Force Base to SCLA will provide major corporations with logistics needs with a global intermodal logistics gateway to the Western United States. Located near Interstate 15 in Californiaís Victor Valley, the 5,000 acre complete intermodal business complex is approximately 50 miles northeast of Los Angeles County and 40 minutes north of Ontario Airport (ONT). There are major trucking and rail routes through the Victor Valley, providing access to major Western States and Mexico markets within 12 hours.
As the second international cargo gateway in Southern California, SCLA will relieve the regionís increasing demand for international cargo operations, forecasted to grow from 3.0 to 9.0 million tons per year over the next 20 years. A fully certified part 139 commercial airport under the management of Stirling Airports International LLC, SCLA offers logistics firms the following features:
- 5,000 acre master-planned global logistics center
- 2,800 acres of improved large parcels for manufacturers/distributors and e-commerce providers
- 1,500 acre air cargo/aircraft maintenance complex
- 700 acre intermodal transfer center with direct access to Burlington Northern- Santa Fe (BNSF) rail lines and Union Pacificís shared main rail line
- 1,800 acre foreign trade zone encompassing manufacturing, cargo and intermodal facilities
- Enterprise Zone with benefits throughout the project area
- 46,000 acre R.D.D. established to attract economic growth
- Two existing 10,000 foot runways and enough geography for two 15,000 foot runways and one 10,000 foot runway
- Secured international U.S. Customs service and related agency services for scheduled flights
- SCLA is located within the heart of the Inland Empire, servicing logistical needs for companies within Southern California and the western United States.
At completion, SCLA has a projected capability to handle more than 4-million tons of air cargo per year, a major portion of the regionís forecasted capacity shortfall.
"Southern California Logistics Airport is one of the first complete intermodal business complexes that will enable companies to emerge into a new competitive environment where the ability to respond rapidly and provide flexibility to domestic and global customers will be invaluable. At SCLA, speed advantage will be cost advantage as well," said John D. Kasarda, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Business and Director of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.