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FIS Feasibility Study

Federal Inspection Service Feasibility Study Results will be Presented to the Public; Community Invited to Two Study Sessions

A feasibility study on a federal customs facility that would potentially allow international flights at Long Beach Airport (LGB) was presented to the public in October 2016 by Jacobs Engineering (Jacobs). The Jacobs study may be found here.

The analysis surveyed the airport, airport tenants, government agencies, airport-dependent businesses and aircraft owners for economic data, and analyzed passenger traffic-related spending to determine the overall impact of a customs facility at LGB. The study also included a public outreach process to capture community input as a part of the study.

The Long Beach City Council authorized the study in July 2015. The feasibility study was initiated due to a request from JetBlue Airways to bring international service to Long Beach.

On January 19, 2016, the City of Long Beach commissioned Jacobs Engineering to conduct the study after a Request for Qualifications was issued and two community meetings gathered feedback from the public.

A separate analysis conducted by the City Attorney examining possible effects to Long Beach's Noise Compatibility Ordinance (LBMC 16.43) was also released along with the study and may be found here.

A presentation of the FIS study, a report on the City Attorney’s analysis, as well as an opportunity for public comment, was included on the respective agendas of the following public commission meetings:

Airport Advisory Commission (AAC)
Thursday, October 20, 2016

Long Beach Gas & Oil Auditorium
2400 East Spring Street

6:30 pm
Economic Development Commission (EDC)
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

City Council Chambers
333 West Ocean Boulevard
EDC meeting begins at 4:00 pm; study session to be addressed at 6:00 pm

Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., the firm selected to provide a comprehensive Feasibility Study for a Federal Inspections Facility (FIS) at Long Beach Airport, held two community meetings on March 30 and April 20, 2016, in order to present the scope of the study, introduce the members of the Jacobs team, and provide responses to questions about various components of the study.

To listen to the audio recording of the April 20 Community Meeting, and view the Scope of Work and Cost Proposal from Jacobs Engineering, please click here.

To view the presentation from the Community Meetings, please click here.