Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa will soon house a full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) base with the addition of Constant Aviation, representing an economic enhancement for Arizona with a $12.5 million investment creating 200 jobs.
Constant Aviation’s MRO services include avionics, interiors, composites, accessories and testing services, according to a press release. Stephen Maiden, its CEO and president, said that operations are anticipated to be fully functional by the third quarter of 2017.
“We are excited to be entering the next phase in Constant’s journey to becoming the top performing MRO in the nation,” Maiden said.
Arizona already ranks second nationwide in the aircraft MRO industry in terms of economic stimulus. The 74,486-square-foot facility is expected to include approximately 50,000 square feet of hangar space designed specifically to enhance MRO work.
Constant Aviation’s investment will span the next three years; the new jobs will pay an average of $60,000 annually, the release said.
Gov. Doug Ducey was enthusiastic about the company's location.
“I am thrilled to congratulate Constant Aviation on its new location at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport,” Ducey said in the release. “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.”