Arizona-based Ascent Aviation Services will soon commence operations at the Roswell Air Center and hire 360 employees in New Mexico for airplane MRO services. Ascent plans to invest US$18 million into the New Mexico location.
The project is expected to have a state-wide economic impact of US$545 million over 10-years. The company will hire 130 employees in the first year for a total of 360 over the next five years. The State of New Mexico, through its Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) job creation fund administered by the Economic Development Department, will provide US$4 million to support the project, while Chaves County will give an additional US$3 million in utility and infrastructure improvements.
Ascent also plans to offer scholarship and internship opportunities for students studying aircraft maintenance at Eastern New Mexico University in Roswell and Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque.
Ascent offers a variety of services including storage, maintenance, reclamation, and fueling. It services narrow, wide-body, and regional aircraft, and has authorizations on Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, and Airbus aircraft. It also services airlines, cargo operators, leasing companies, and VIPs. Ascent has two facilities in Arizona with approximately 500 employees. Its locations at the Pinal Air Park and Tucson International Airport span 1,230 acres and five hangars.
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