Ascent Aviation set to bring 360 jobs to Roswell Air Center, plans major expansion to New Mexico

©Ascent Aviation Services hangar

Arizona-based Ascent Aviation Services is planning to expand to the Roswell Air Center and hire 360 employees in New Mexico for airplane repair and maintenance services, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced September 29.

Ascent Aviation Services has signed a letter of intent to commence operations at the Roswell Air Center. The firm is set to 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, has pledged up to US$4 million to support the project, while Chaves County has committed an additional US$3 million in utility and infrastructure improvements. 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 ten years.

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 is a one-stop shop for aircraft maintenance including storage, maintenance, reclamation, and fuelling and which 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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