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Ascent Aviation Expands Marana, Arizona, Operations

Ascent Aviation Services, an independent aircraft aftermarket services provider, plans to expand its operations at Pinal Airpark in Marana, Arizona. The $55 million project is expected to create 300 jobs.

The investment will include the construction of two new wide-body aircraft hangars which will be home to the company’s passenger-to-freighter conversions for Israel Aerospace Industries.

“The construction of these two hangars reflects our long-standing commitment to grow our footprint in Southern Arizona and to provide long standing stability to all of our team members,” said David Querio, President and CEO of Ascent Aviation Services. “With our long-term partnership with the world’s leader in passenger-to-freighter modifications, Israel Aerospace Industries, Ascent continues to execute on our aggressive and methodical expansion of capabilities for our global network of customers.”

Ascent Aviation Services is a Class IV 14 CFR Part 145 certified repair station specializing in aircraft maintenance. The company maintains narrow and wide body, small to large, regional to long-haul aircraft.

“We are excited to celebrate Ascent Aviation Services’ expansion in Marana,” noted Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Ascent’s new aircraft conversion site will create hundreds of jobs and highlights Arizona’s premier attractiveness for advanced aviation operations. We are grateful to Ascent for its investment in Arizona and we look forward to supporting the company’s continued success.”

Project partners include Governor Hobbs, the Arizona Commerce Authority, Sun Corridor Inc., Pinal County, Town of Marana, and Pima County.

"I'm thrilled to witness the groundbreaking of Ascent Aviation Services' two new hangars in our region,” added Joe Snell, President and CEO, Sun Corridor Inc. “This investment not only enhances our aerospace capabilities but also underscores the collaborative and regional spirit of our community. Together, we continue to position Southern Arizona as a leader in aviation innovation, driving economic growth and prosperity for generations to come."

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