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Gulfstream builds $70 million Aircraft Service Center at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

PHOENIX — A new $70 million Aircraft Service Center is coming to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, its developer announced Tuesday.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation will build the 225,000 square foot maintenance, repair and overhaul facility that will include a hangar, back rooms and offices, according to a Press release.

The facility is expected to open in 2023.

“Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is an ideal location for Gulfstream’s newest MRO facility,” Derek Zimmerman, president of customer service for Gulfstream, said in the release.

“Not only is it an established airport for business aviation operators, its infrastructure and size provide an ideal location for both Gulfstream and our customers.”

The centre, the largest private investment in the history of the airport, will be designed with a view to sustainable operation.

The fuel farm will have a dedicated sustainable aviation fuel supply and a white roof to reflect heat.

Gulfstream is also working with the airport authority to install solar panels and use green energy, according to the statement.

Workforce development partnerships with Arizona State University and nearby Chandler-Gilbert Community College will pave the way for aerospace jobs.

“The arrival of Gulfstream is further proof that Gateway Airport is one of the best locations in North America for MRO and other aerospace facilities,” said John Giles, Mayor of Mesa and President of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, in the press release.

“The hundreds of well-paying jobs and educational partnerships that will be generated through this facility will have a profound impact on the entire region.

Gulfstream recently expanded to Savannah, Georgia; Van Nuys, California; Fort Worth, TX; Palm Beach, Florida; Appleton, Wis.; and Farnborough, England.

Gateway Airport serves five commercial airlines that provide nonstop service to more than 60 domestic and international destinations.

“We are delighted that Gulfstream has chosen Mesa for its enduring customer service,” Governor Doug Ducey said in the statement. “By opening this facility, Gulfstream is coming to a state with a long and storied history with aviation.”

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