March Inland Port Public Airport (KRIV)

Military and Public Use Airport

Military Owns and Operates Airfield  07:00 L - 23:00 L

MIPAA Owns 356 Acres of Airport Propert for Public Use



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Posted on June 7, 2018 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)

March Inland Port Airport Authoirty is pleased to announce that our partners Million Air have expanded thier service hours.  They are open daily from 0700-2300.  Airport Director Gary W. Gosliga said "Million Air is a premium FBO service provider and has demonstrate their capabilities at our airport.  They have been a tremenous partner and have provided exceptional service to our customers.  They are a huge part of the airport's success and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship with them".

Million Air supports the civilian and civil commercial aircraft operations at March (RIV).  March is open to the public and does not require prior permission or landing permits.  The civil airport Authority owns over 356 acres on the airfield and operates is civil operations under a Joint Use Agreement (JUA) with the United States Air Force Reserves.

With the expanded hours, the flying public can enjoy extended stays.  Come visit March and Million Air and grab a $1 meal and free crew car.  You won't be dissapointed.


A Hidden Secret Unveiled to General Aviation Enthusiasts in SoCal�?�

Posted on June 11, 2015 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A Hidden Secret Unveiled to General Aviation Enthusiasts in SoCal…

The Civil Airport Authority at March Air Reserve Base has its Grand Opening of a New GA Terminal at March Inland Port (RIV)

The March Joint Powers Authority held a ribbon cutting and grand opening on May 6, 2015 for the recently completed general aviation terminal and apron at March Inland Port Airport. San-Diego-based C&S Companies was the airport authority’s consultant who prepared environmental, planning, and design for the $9 million development. Arcadis-US provided construction management and supervised Granite Construction’s work on behalf of the airport authority. The project includes a new 5,000-square-foot general aviation terminal and a 150,000-square-foot ramp that can accommodate almost any aircraft size or type. Because the airport is “OPEN TO THE PUBLIC”, general aviation pilots may use March Air Reserve Base (RIV) and its 13,301-foot runway and extensive ramp space without Prior Permission Requests (PPR) or landing permits. The general aviation terminal includes a generous passenger lounge, state-of-the-art theater room, flight-planning room, multi-media conference room, multi-media training room, and the Jet-A-Way Café. Million Air, one of the largest fixed-based operators for private aviation in the world. They occupy portions of the facility and will host a full serve fixed base operation (FBO) including a new café’ for the community and public aviation users. The airport authority has also made it its home. March Inland Port Airport Authority will conduct its operational and administrative functions from the new terminal.

Gary Gosliga, Airport Director stated, “C&S designed a phenomenal facility for the local general aviation community in Riverside County, California. Equally important, the new facility supports domestic and international corporate enterprises that frequent the area primarily because March Inland Port is centered in one of the fasted growing warehouse and logistics development areas in the nation. The amenities offered to pilots is unmatched in the area and has become a source of pride at our airport”. Mr. Gosliga further stated, “The relationship with Million Air, and the investments they have made to the new terminal, have complemented the original design in true “Million Air Fashion”. We have an enthusiastic outlook in the continued development of our civil aviation airport at RIV. It has been a “hidden secret” for years… until now.”

“Where in the LA basin can you find an airport with a 13,301-foot runway, massive amounts of ramp space, a new Million Air FBO, easy arrival and departure procedures to the airport with no congestion and direct access to the major interstates that feed the LA basin?” said Scott Freeman, CEO of Freeman Holdings Group. It is unheard of in the southern California area!”

Million Air Riverside (KRIV) has easy access to Interstate 215 and is only minutes away from multiple industrial and business complexes such as Amazon, Ross, and O’Reilly Auto parts. This location will afford clients ease of travel, un-congested ground movement and the care and service that is the hallmark of Million Air.

Adjacent to the FBO, the March Inland Port Airport Authority has more than 20,000 square feet of ground available for hangar development. Tenants have immediate access to more than 1,000,000 square feet of cargo ramp space for aircraft requiring that type of capability.

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To obtain more about this project, contact Gary W. Gosliga at [email protected]


Granite Construction, Inc. Selected to Construct General Aviation Facilities at RIV

Posted on October 8, 2013 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)


On September 4, 2013, the March Joint Powers Commission, at its Study Session Meeting held at the March Joint Powers Authority's conference center, approved staff's recommendation to award a construction contract to Granite Construction Company to construct general aviation support facilities at March Inland Port.

Granite Construction Company was one of three companies to bid on the $8 million dollar project. Granite's Vice President for the Southern California Region, Mr. David A. Donnelly, was elated to hear the news that Granite would be constructing the aviation facilities. Mr. Donnelly indicated that Granite's San Diego office will manage this project.

After nearly four and one half years of planning, the project now has a green light. FAA funding will help support the costs to construct the modest facilities. The March Inland Port Airport Authority is governed by the March Joint Powers Authority and manages the airport and the capital improvement projects. The Authority will apply their accumulated FAA entitlement reserves to fund a portion of the project while a special FAA Military Airport Program will dedicate another portion to help pay for construction of the project. In addition, the airport Sponsor's (Airport Authority) is required to pay 10% of total project costs above its entitlement contribution.

Planning for the project was extensive and cost nearly $1.2 million. The Granite bid was $7.6 million, bringing the total cost to construct to $8.8 million. When the Project is complete next summer, it will facilitate business aviation aircraft and private aircraft. This Project also helps meet the property deed covenants and FAA Grant Assurances to be open to the public. In 1995, the property was conveyed to the March Joint Powers Authority specifically for civil aviation and for the benefit of the public. In 1997, a Joint Use Agreement was established for civil aircraft use of the military airport; which had just been realigned from an "active military base" to an Air Force Reserve Base.

The project is expected to offer the areas around the airport (which continue to realize significant development, specifically in warehouse, distribution and logistics facilities) a public utility that will facilitate the needs of surrounding development and support economic growth.

It is anticipated that ground will be broke in December and will be ready for move-in some 300 days later.

Firms involved in this project:

Arcadis US, Inc. - Construction Management

C&S Engineering - Environmental and engineering


AMRO Fabricating Corporation and Boeing - New Business at March Inland Port

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

NEW COMMERCIAL AVIATION BUSINESS at the joint use airport. 

Two companies working together to ensure delivery of Boeing's B787-9 to Boeing customers have chosen March Inland Port for their contractual obligations to the Boeing Company.  The facility has everything they need to succeed.  AMRO Fabricating Corporation is leasing a third of the existing airside facility located at the southeast portion of the airport.  Under contract with Boeing, they will fabricate a host of Shipping Mechanical Equipment (SME) designed to fit sections of the B787-800-9.  Parts of the aircraft are assembled around the world.  SME are necessary in order to retrieve sections of the aircraft to be flown to one of Boeing's two  assembly plants. 

A specially designed Boeing 747- 400 is tasked with moving the sections.  Atlas Air operates the aircraft for Boeing and will operate approximately one to two trips per month into March Inland Port to retrieve AMRO's SME. 

"This operation is a great start in replacing aviation related jobs lost when the military base was realigned." said Gary Gosliga, Airport Director of civil airport authority. "The jobs generated by this operation are  well paying engineering, fabricator and inspector positions with AMRO Fabricating Corporation, not to mention a host of support service companies and businesses such as contracted security companies, aircraft service companies, aircraft maintenance mechanics and even a large crane company." 

To date, there are some 83 new "airport direct" jobs and untold indirect jobs and businesses supporting the new business.  AMRO has stated that they will increase staffing over time to an estimated 126 positions; bringing "airport direct" jobs totals over 150." 

The flight activity associated with the ne business is scarce resulting in minimal flight frequency over surrounding communities; while creating high tech, white and blue collar jobs right where we them... in Riverside County.  The airport authority is hoping that the new business at March will draw similar business in the near future.  The airport authority stands firm on creating economic growth in balance with surrounding communities ultimately sustaining a healthy quality of life for generations to come.  This type of business and air operation appears to be a great example of  how to do that.