Constant Aviation and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey today announced a major economic development win for the state with the news that Constant Aviation, a full-service maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operation with a nationwide network, will establish a new operation at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa.
When it opens later this year, the state-of-the-art Mesa facility will contain 74,486 total square feet of space, with approximately 50,000 square feet of total hangar space fully optimized for MRO operations. Approximately 200 jobs will be created at the facility with an average wage of $60,000/year. Constant Aviation will be investing nearly $12.5 million in the facility over the next three years.
“I am thrilled to congratulate Constant Aviation on its new location at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport,” Ducey said. “Arizona’s excellent quality of life, friendly business climate, available pool of talented employees and lean regulatory environment continue to make it the location of choice for key players in the aviation industry.”
Arizona is ranked second in the nation in economic impact from aircraft MRO.
“Our goal is to have the Mesa location operational in the third quarter of 2017.” said Stephen Maiden, president and CEO of Constant Aviation. “We will be working diligently to identify and hire top talent, as well as secure all necessary equipment.”
Constant Aviation appointed Stan Younger to serve as regional vice president, responsible for overseeing the full implementation of the new site, and Scott Sweeny to oversee site operations.
“Gateway Airport is one of Mesa’s strongest economic drivers and I’d like to welcome Constant Aviation to the community of companies leading the charge,” Mayor John Giles said. “Companies have a choice when selecting their next location and I’m proud that Constant Aviation chose Mesa for their second West Coast facility.”
The Mesa location will be Constant Aviation’s fifth in the United States.
“We are excited to be entering the next phase in Constant’s journey to becoming the top performing MRO in the nation,” Maiden said.
“Constant Aviation’s choice of its latest expansion at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is in the heart of the East Valley’s thriving technology hub,” said Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Their choosing Arizona to be home of their new facility is another excellent example of our state being a premier location for the aviation industry to grow and prosper.”
“Constant Aviation’s opening of their newest location at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is yet another example of how the Gateway area and southeast Mesa have become a destination for high-tech companies,” District 6 Councilmember Kevin Thompson said. “With the investment they are making in our city and the jobs they will bring to the area, I am excited that they will be calling Mesa and District 6 home.”
“The addition of Constant Aviation further solidifies Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport as one of the premier locations in the country for aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities,” said J. Brian O’Neill, executive director and CEO of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. “As Constant Aviation’s newest West Coast operation, we are committed to providing high quality support services for their valued customers.”