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AERY AVIATION’S NEW HANGAR AND OFFICES IN NEWPORT NEWS, VA
AERY AVIATION, LLC INVESTS $15.3 MILLION IN NEW FACILITY, CREATES 211 NEW JOBS
Aery to construct 60,000-square-foot new facility in Newport News
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., September 22, 2021 (Newswire.com) – Aery Aviation, a full-service commercial and government services provider to the aerospace industry, is breaking ground on a new 60,000-square-foot hangar facility with Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport runway access to expand capabilities in maintenance and modification services for its clients, as well as an engineering technology center.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced Aery’s expansion and investment during a groundbreaking ceremony, held at the site of the new hangar on September 14. Aery selected Virginia for the project after reviewing opportunities in Maryland, Ohio, South Carolina, and West Virginia. Honored guests and speakers at the event included Peninsula Airport Commission Chair Jay Joseph, Congressman Bobby Scott, Senator Monty Mason, Delegate Michael P. Mullin, and Vice Chair of Newport News Economic/Industrial Development Authority Howard H. Hoege III.
“Hampton Roads’ rich history in aerospace and aviation provides an ideal backdrop for Aery Aviation to grow and become more successful than ever before,” said Governor Northam. “The region is home to world-class higher education and research institutions that have helped to advance the aerospace industry. We look forward to supporting Aery Aviation as it enters into its next phase of growth here in the Commonwealth.”
“Virginia businesses like Aery Aviation are at the forefront of advances in aerospace, aviation, and unmanned systems,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “This expansion will position the company to further enhance its capabilities and technology. The aerospace industry has been a critical component of the Hampton Roads region’s economy for more than a century, and we look forward to Aery’s continued contributions to this thriving sector.”
“We congratulate Aery for committing to the largest private monetary investment in the history of Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport,” said Peninsula Airport Commission Chairman Jay Joseph. “We are open for business and will continue to help the region grow and prosper.”
“The Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is a critical piece of our economy in Newport News and Hampton Roads, and this is welcome news as we continue our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Congressman Bobby Scott. “This investment will bring hundreds of new jobs to the area.”
“Aery Aviation is pleased to build its new state-of-the-art engineering, design, certification, modification, and manufacturing global headquarters at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport,” said Aery Aviation Vice President Scott Beale. “Aery has enjoyed the partnership with the Newport News community and airport staff over the last five years,” continued Beale. “Their collective support and pro-business environment persuaded Aery to invest more than $15 million into the construction, expansion, and upfit of the buildings for this new state-of-the-art facility, which also includes an investment in machinery, tools, furniture, fixtures, and business personal property. Aery is happy to call Newport News its home for decades to come.”
The new construction will increase Aery’s overall capabilities and efficiency. The footprint and square footage of the new hangar tremendously increases the size of aircraft that can be worked on in the hangar. Aery’s manufacturing plant will be adjacent to the new facility increasing overall efficiency. The company’s expansion will also create 211 well-paid jobs with salaries averaging $85,000. “Aery is looking for engineers, pilots, mechanics,” continued Beale. “We start a lot of our folks out in an internship program as well as bring in folks who have decades of experience.
Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Newport News, Aery Aviation provides aerospace design, engineering, systems integration, modifications, certification, maintenance, and flight operations solutions. These services support critical aviation mission requirements for domestic and foreign governments, and select corporations and individuals in the private sector. Aery Aviation’s experienced team of professionals provides efficient, economical, and flexible services that respond to the demands in the aerospace industry. The company’s commitment to safety, compliance, and security has earned Aery a reputation as a forward-thinking aviation company. Aery Aviation has developed more than 100 Supplemental Type Certificates and more than 500 airworthiness releases.
Aery Aviation New Site in Newport News, VA
#future Would you like an exterior tour of our new 60,000 square foot hangar office building that is being built? This model- a magnificent surprise gift from James River Architects was presented to Aery Aviation’s owners during the groundbreaking event.
To put 60,000 square feet into perspective, that is more than 1.14 acres. A football field (with two end zones) is 57,600 square feet; excluding the end zones it is less than 50,000 square feet. So, the new building is larger than the playing area on a football field.
Thank you James River Architects! #JamesRiverArchitects
NEWPORT NEWS AEROSPACE COMPANY EXPANDING, ADDING MORE THAN 200 NEW POSITIONS
by: Brian Reese, Aesia Toliver
Posted: Sep 14, 2021 / 08:32 AM EDT / Updated: Sep 15, 2021 / 04:22 AM EDT
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News-based Aery Aviation is investing $15.3 million to expand its headquarters, which will bring more than 200 new jobs to the area.
“We’ve been dealing with COVID now for 18 months or so it’s been tough on our economy especially certain industries and to have jobs announcements like this will provide people with jobs and the ability to put food on their table,” sad Gov. Ralph Northam at the groundbreaking.
Executive Vice President Scott Beale says it’s an expansion that is set to create 211 well-paid jobs averaging a salary of $85,000. It also allows them to have their manufacturing plant adjacent to where the work is going on, making everything more efficient.
“We’re looking for engineers, mechanics, pilots and we start a lot of our folks out in the intern program through like the governor mentioned as well as bring in folks with decades of experience,” said Beale.
The aerospace company that provides services for both commercial businesses and the government will build a new 60,000 square-foot hangar facility with access to the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport runway. It will also have access to an engineering technology center to expand maintenance and modification services opportunities. They will be merging their five facilities already in Newport News into one.
“The footprint and the size what we can actually fit inside the hangar tremendously increases,” explained Beale.
“Hampton Roads’ rich history in aerospace and aviation provides an ideal backdrop for Aery Aviation to grow and become more successful than ever before,” said Northam. “The region is home to world-class higher education and research institutions that have helped to advance the aerospace industry. We look forward to supporting Aery Aviation as it enters into its next phase of growth here in the Commonwealth.”
The company was founded in 2016 and provides aerospace design, engineering, systems integration, modifications, certification, maintenance, and flight operations solutions.
“Aery has enjoyed the partnership with the Newport News community and airport staff over the last four years,” said Aery Aviation Executive Vice President Scott Beale. “Their collective support and pro-business environment persuaded Aery to invest more than $15 million into the construction, expansion, and upfit of the buildings for this new state-of-the-art facility, which also includes an investment in machinery, tools, furniture, fixtures, and business personal property. Aery is happy to call Newport News its home for decades to come.”
Northam’s office says Virginia beat out Maryland, Ohio, South Carolina, and West Virginia for the project.
Beale says they’ll break ground next week and then it’ll take about 10 to 12 months to complete.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam – September: