Upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) provider Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) on Tuesday broke ground on a 25,000-sq-ft headquarters and 40,000-sq-ft support facility at the north end of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA). Set to open later this year, the Arizona complex will allow APS to streamline operations and house aircraft and simulators needed for its UPRT programs.
In addition to the expansive hangar additions, the facilities will include dedicated operational training areas with expanded classrooms, briefing rooms, flight simulation, integrated multimedia technologies, and indoor/outdoor lounge and deck areas for customers. It will also have expanded centralized business areas for APS employees.
“Our new world headquarters facilities in Arizona expand our teams’ ability to accomplish our company vision to help pilots bring everyone home safely,” said APS CEO Paul Ransbury. “As demand for UPRT continues to rise, APS leads the industry with programs, facilities, training platforms, and elite instructional expertise to assure leading-edge, quality-assured and standardized upset training that comprehensively reduces every pilot’s risk of loss of control in-flight [LOC-I], aviation’s number-one cause of fatalities.”