California-based Davcon Construction is expected to complete Phase 2 of its private hangar project at Mesa, Arizona’s Falcon Field Airport next month. Construction on the complex, which can accommodate the latest ultra-long-range business jets, began in March 2020, with fully occupied Phase 1 opening last August.
The two phases, which were constructed at the cost of $70 million, consist of 350,000 sq ft of turnkey hangars ranging from 3,700 to 15,000 sq ft in either a wholly occupied or shared format, plus an additional 50,000 sq ft of Class A business space. Phases 3 and 4, which will double the development cost, are slated to come online in Q3 of 2023, adding a further 250,000 sq ft of hangar, retail, and Class A office space.
According to Davcon president David Wakefield, the hangars are some of the first of their kind, incorporating solar and batteries within the design along with a number of other efficiencies. The unique design and execution of this project led to the facility winning an Energy Star quality achievement award.
Ground handling services for the hangar tenants are provided by the Avflight FBO, which opened last year as part of the complex.