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Aric Bopp
Deputy Director - Strategic Initiatives
Office of Economic Development
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Aerospace/Aviation Industry Profile - PDF

Mesa Gateway Area

Mesa Gateway Area Opportunity Map - PDF

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Falcon District

Falcon District Opportunity Map - PDF

Falcon Field Airport

PHX East Valley Angel Investor Initiative

INDUSTRY NEWS

Mesa Gateway Airport highlights record-breaking October and four new nonstop destinations - 11-16-2017

Constant Aviation debuts Mesa, AZ MRO location - 11-8-2017

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Mesa Gateway Airport project will open up business to Mexico - 11-5-2017

MD Helicopters awarded $1.4B contract for armed scout attack helicopters - 9-11-207

Mesa hopes new facility will attract aerospace business - 8-16-2017

GECO successful first flight of unmanned aircraft - 6-20-17

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Boeing plans to shift hundreds of jobs to Arizona - 6-14-2017

Aerospace/defense company to add jobs in Mesa expansion - 6-13-17

Constant Aviation and Governor Ducey announce new location at Gateway Airport - 5-22-2017

Boeing gets $3.4B US Army contract for 268 Apache helicopters - 3-20-2017

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Names J. Brian O'Neill Executive Director – 9-20-2016

Aerospace company, WireMasters to build 33,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Mesa's Falcon District – 8-26-2016 

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Receives $9 Million FAA Grant for Major Airfield Reconstruction Project – 8-25-2016 

ASU Polytechnic installs ‘bleeding-edge’ air-traffic control simulation technology – 8-16-2016

Boeing's Mesa plant gets $1.5B Apache contract – 4-14-2016

Textron Aviation purchasing Mesa-based Able Engineering – 1-7-2016

 

WHY MESA – CONSTANT AVIATION

“Why Mesa? As our business grew on the west coast, we recognized that we needed a large west coast presence, one that could provide full service capabilities and operate as our west coast headquarters rivaling our expansive locations in Cleveland, Ohio and Orlando, Florida. Mesa offered an absolutely gorgeous location and facility, and it operated a talent-rich environment and city. It also provided a location and region that is aviation centric – that is very important to us – and lastly the beautiful weather.”

Stephen Maiden
President and CEO
Constant Aviation

 

WHY MESA – EMBRAER

"Mesa offers a wonderful hub location for many of our Western United States customers. Weather is mild and predictable making pilot workload easier on flight planning. Mesa is without a doubt a winning location for one of Embraer's Executive Jet Service Centers."

Jacques Blondeau
VP Maintenance Services
Worldwide
Embraer Executive Jets

 

WHY MESA – ABLE AEROSPACE SERVICES

“When we were deciding on a site for our new facility we had many great choices, including out-of-state. The City of Mesa worked hard to come up with a win-win scenario that made Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport the best value alternative for Able Engineering. All the way through the process we felt like the City of Mesa was a true partner and we look forward to many successful years working in and with the City of Mesa.”

Lee Benson
CEO
Able Aerospace Services

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Arizona is ranked #1 for Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness according to PWC 2016.

Mesa's Aerospace Industry Profileaerospace manufacturing

  • 1,200 Aerospace Companies
  • 52,592 Employees
  • 4th highest employment of Aerospace
  • 3rd largest supply chain contributor for A&D
  • $96,360 average wage for Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing in Arizona*
  • $3.4B in total A&D exports*
  • $8.7B in federal contracts*

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Low Taxes, Business Friendly, and Incentivesno business fees

With a simplified tax system, you will lower your cost of doing business.

Arizona and Mesa incentives and business assistance

Educated workforce and competitiveness

ASU is consistently ranked in the top 40 engineering programs in the country.  Arizona's major institutions have been provided NASA Space Grants:  ASU, Embry Riddle University, Northern Arizona University, and University of Arizona.

Arizona's numerous aerospace and aeronautical engineering2M labor pool programs including U.S. News and World Reports #1 rated Embry-Riddle Engineering program.*

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In Good Company

There are 1,200+ aerospace & defense companies in Arizona with many of the world's top companies in Mesa.

largest employment

BOEING    -    CESSNA / TEXTRON    -    ORBITAL ATK

      EMBRAER    -    NAMMO TALLEY    -    L3 COMMUNICATIONS

                ABLE AEROSPACE SERVICES / TEXTRON

     LOCKHEED MARTIN    -    ALLEGIANT    -    AEROMARITIME

      MD HELICOPTERS    -    CAE OXFORD AVIATION ACADEMY

Airports

Mesa boasts two airports: Mesa Falcon Field Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.  Each offers a diverse portfolio of aerospace, defense, aviation and other high-tech industries, plus the operations to support those such as MRO, cargo and R&D activities.  

Click to learn more about Falcon Field and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.  In addition, the Phoenix area is home to Sky Harbor International Airport, the 9th largest airport in the U.S. with over 1,200 daily flights.

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