Able Aerospace Opens $9M Facility Expansion

 - September 10, 2019, 4:12 PM
From left, Able Aerospace Services general manager Michael Vercio; City of Mesa Mayor John Giles; Textron Aviation senior vice president of parts, programs and flight operations Brad Thress; Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport president and CEO J. Brian O’Neill. (Photo: Able Aerospace Services)

Able Aerospace Services has opened a $9 million building expansion at its headquarters facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) in Arizona, the unit of Textron Aviation announced this week. The 60,000-sq-ft expansion allows Able to add new technology to its aircraft component repair and overhaul, as well as add new products and services such as aftermarket support for large rotorcraft and commercial fixed-wing parts. 

“Able has earned a reputation for identifying where our customers need support and responding to that need with world-class aftermarket services,” said Able general manager Michael Vercio. “This expansion is the latest example of that ability. It is an outward sign of the internal employee talent that drives our success.”

It expects to add up to 100 new jobs over the next two years with the expansion, including airframe and powerplant mechanics, machinists, and plating and paint specialists, in addition to positions in engineering, sales, and supply chain. With 200,000 existing sq ft of facilities at IWA and 450 employees, Able offers component repair, overhaul, parts, and aircraft completions for civil and military fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft.