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Work begins on major expansion for Phoenix MRO
Four years after joining the Textron stable Able Aerospace already has 1,500 customers around the world, and a major extension to its component repair and overhaul facilities should see this number grow still further.
The groundbreaking ceremony included Able Aerospace Services executives and dignitaries from the East Valley, Phoenix and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport.

Able Aerospace Services has joined with dignitaries from the East Valley, Phoenix and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport to celebrate the groundbreaking of a 50,000 square foot expansion at its airport headquarters.

The company says that the expansion will allow it to enhance the technology used in its repair and overhaul process, and to diversify into new product and service offerings. It is also expected to generate as many as 100 new skilled aerospace jobs over the next two years at the Mesa facility, where it operates as an aircraft component repair and overhaul provider.

“Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport has been an excellent home for Able, allowing us to grow significantly in size, capabilities and revenue,” says Able Aerospace Services general manager Gabriel Massey. “We are grateful for the support we've received from the City of Mesa and the airport authority, and we look forward to all that Able will continue to contribute to the Valley's growing aerospace market.”

Able relocated to its new headquarters at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in 2013. Since then it has added more than 200 employees and expanded its footprint, adding new mezzanine space, a new paint facility and the build-out of hangar space that is now home to the Able Maintenance Center.

In 2015, Able was acquired by Textron Aviation, Inc., becoming part of its global customer service network.

“Able's world-class support aligns with our mission to provide customers with the resources needed to thrive and succeed as aircraft operators,” says Textron Aviation senior vice president, customer service Kriya Shortt. “With this expansion, the Able team will broaden its service offerings even further, truly making it the component repair and overhaul provider of choice in the aviation industry.”

From its purpose-built location, Able delivers more than 10,000 FAA-approved component repair, overhaul, parts and aircraft completion solutions for civilian and military, fixed- and rotor-wing operators in more than 60 countries. The Able Maintenance Center, located within the Able campus, delivers airframe repair and completion services, avionics upgrades and full paint services. All in-house work is completed by Able's team of more than 450 highly trained mechanics, engineers, customer service and sales specialists.

Construction is now under way on the Able expansion space, with move-in expected in summer 2019.

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