The San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) is located approximately two miles east of downtown San Bernardino and 14 miles northeast of Riverside. It is 60 miles east of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The airport is an easy drive from Los Angeles or Palm Springs and other area cities. It is surrounded by Interstate Highways I-10, I-215, and I-210, and close proximity to I-15 and Highways 60 and 91. The facilities are positioned to support growing aviation activity in an increasingly connected world. SBD’s access to multi-modal transportation has attracted a growing number of aviation and cargo operations.
It is located on the former site of the Norton Air Force Base, built during World War II and operated until it was closed in the early 1990s.
It is a controlled airport and local air traffic control services are available to provide aircraft clearances and surface movement guidance. Runway 6/24 is 10,000 feet in length, 200 feet wide. The airport covers over 1,300 acres.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offices are located onsite.
The physical address of the airport is 1601 East Third Street, Suite 100, San Bernardino, CA 92408. For more information, phone the airport at 909.382.4100, or visit the San Bernardino International Airport website.
Airliners from a number of airlines are stored and undergo maintenance at SBD. Aircraft disassembly is also performed at the airport.
A number of airliner maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies are located at the airport, including Aero Pro, Unical, Pulsar Aviation Services, and Stratus Aircraft Services. Companies such as Unical are involved in aircraft storage, deactivation, engine removal and end of life solutions.
Aerial view of airliners in storage at the San Bernardino International Airport in California
Aerial view of the Unical airliner maintenance facilities at the San Bernardino International Airport
Shown below is part of the Unical airliner maintenance facilities at the San Bernardino International Airport. Unical MRO provides aircraft parking, aircraft storage, component removal, aircraft recycling and aircraft disassembly solutions to customers from around the globe. The company features over 125,000 sq. ft of hangar space. (Photo courtesy of Unical MRO, Inc)
Unical airliner disassembly at the San Bernardino International Airport (Photo courtesy of Unical MRO, Inc)
Also located in the area is the Norton Air Force Base Museum, documenting the extensive history of the base and those that proudly served there. The museum is located in the former NCO Club Building, extensively remodeled and updated.
Exhibits and displays are located inside the museum, as well as outside, such as the 63rd/445th Norton Veterans Group Memorial. A gift shop is also provided.
Contact the museum for regular opening hours, and to arrange special tours and events.
For more information and hours, visit the Norton Air Force Base Museum website, or phone the museum at 909.382.7307.
The Norton Air Force Base Museum located at San Bernardino International Airport in California