Hawker Beechcraft opens Mesa facility

Hawker Beechcraft Corp. opened its newest Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) aircraft maintenance facility Jan. 5 at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA) in Mesa, Arizona.

The Mesa facility will serve as the Southwest regional service center for HBS, replacing the Van Nuys, Calif., location that will close March 31, 2009.

HBS is leasing 5.1 acres on the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport with an option to expand to 10.7 acres in the future. Just opened is a newly constructed 26,000-square-foot hangar. Scheduled to open in November is a second 26,000-square-foot hangar, plus 22,000 square feet of back shops to include a lobby and administrative offices. The expanded space will offer guest offices for customers to use while their aircraft are being serviced, with each workspace supplying full office amenities, including computers, Wi-Fi access, printers and phones.

The new location is a full-service Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility offering airframe, avionics, engine and Aircraft on Ground (AOG) support for the company’s entire aircraft line. It is staffed with a factory-trained team of maintenance technicians.

In addition to Mesa, HBS is expanding customer service and maintenance offerings at six other U.S. locations. The most recent was a groundbreaking for a state-of-the-art service center to replace its existing Indianapolis facility. Headquartered in Wichita, HBS has 12 existing service centers located across the United States, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

For more information: HawkerBeechcraft.com.

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