CAVU Aerospace to locate 80K SF facility in Mesa
Today, CAVU Aerospace, one of the world’s leading providers of aircraft disassembly, aircraft recycling, asset management and MRO repairs, announced it will locate CAVU Component Repair (CCR), a new CAVU Aerospace company, in an 80,000-square-foot maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility at The Landing at PMG, located just north of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa.
CAVU Aerospace will invest more than $5 million in the facility and hire as many as 75 employees over the next three years at an average wage of $50,000 annually.
“I’d like to welcome CAVU Aerospace to the Landing at PMG. Their new component repair company will be an excellent addition to Gateway’s booming aerospace industry,” Mayor John Giles said. “It’s exciting to watch southeast Mesa maintain its momentum as a thriving economic engine for the entire city.”
CCR will start with a wide range of repair capabilities for wide, narrow-body, and regional aircraft for all Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, and Embraer aircraft types, and will deliver OEM quality material at competitive prices to its customers. In addition, CCR will obtain EASA approval and look at possibly a CAAC approval for the near future. CCR’s main focus will be on landing gear, thrust reversers, structures and flight controls, hydraulics, pneumatics, wheels, and mechanical accessories to list a few.
“We are very excited to be establishing CCR, a CAVU Aerospace company, in Mesa Arizona,” Ken Kocialski, Managing Partner of CAVU Aerospace, stated. “We are extremely grateful for how the Bliss Realty Group and Marwest Group/CBRE, together with the City of Mesa, did everything possible to make us feel welcome. Their “red carpet” treatment has made us feel extremely welcome and we are very excited to begin operations. We are confident the new facility will exceed all expectations. The team we have brought together is undeniably the best in the industry, with significant 145 MRO repair facility experience, we all share the cohesive vision of delivering the highest levels of quality and customer service. We know that CCR will raise the bar in the aviation industry.”
Founded in 2010, CAVU currently has three locations including Stuttgart, Arkansas; Roswell, New Mexico; and Victorville, California.
“The fact that CAVU Aerospace chose East Mesa for their new facility is further proof that the Gateway Airport area has become a hub for the aerospace industry,” District 6 Councilmember Kevin Thompson said. “This is a tremendous addition to The Landing that will solidify its status as a go-to place for businesses.”
The Landing at PMG, where the facility will be located, is a 281,000-square-foot Class A industrial subdivision consisting of six-buildings on approximately 20 acres just south of Loop 202 at the southeast corner of Ray and Sossaman Roads in Mesa’s Gateway Area.
“Marwest is thrilled to welcome CAVU to The Landing; they are a business and industry that reflects the burgeoning Mesa Gateway Airport,” David Martens, Principal with Marwest, said. “We have enjoyed working with the CAVU team and look forward to their long-term success in Mesa.”
The City of Mesa partnered with the Arizona Commerce Authority, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Landing PMG developer Marwest, CBRE, and Bliss Realty to attract CAVU to Mesa.