Aircraft component overhaul and maintenance provider Able Aerospace has broken ground on a 50,000-sq-ft expansion of its headquarters facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Arizona. According to the Textron subsidiary, the project will enable it to enhance the technology used in its repair and overhaul processes and generate as many as 100 new skilled aerospace jobs in the area over the next two years.
The company relocated to Mesa in 2013 and since that time it has added more than 200 employees, bringing it to a total of 450, and enlarged its footprint with the addition of mezzanine space, a new paint shop, and build-out of the hangar that is now home to Able’s maintenance center. That facility delivers airframe repair and completion services, avionics upgrades, and full paintwork. When the addition is completed, it will bring the location to 250,000 sq ft of work space.
“Able’s world-class support aligns with our mission to provide customers with the resources needed to thrive and succeed as aircraft operators,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president of customer service for Textron, which acquired the company in 2015. “With this expansion, the Able team will broaden its service offerings even further."