177,750 sq. ft. | Mesa, Arizona | Owner: Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport Authority | Interiors: Evolution Design | Construction: D.L. Withers Construction
Able Engineering is a 177,750 SF advanced aerospace Maintenance Repair Overhaul facility at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. This headquarters facility for a nationwide aircraft repair company includes corporate offices, advanced manufacturing, plating, and storage. The facility also includes a helicopter hangar for advanced commercial retrofits and repairs.
The City of Mesa facilitated this innovative P3 (Public Private Partnership) with Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and this rapidly growing aerospace company. They contracted to design, finance and construct this facility and lease it back to Able. The initial economic impact for the first year of operations was for construction and equipment purchasing and the ongoing yearly impacts are projected to grow. Because of the innovative approach to a Public Private agreement, the project was awarded the Economic Impact Project of the Year Award from NAIOP for 2013.