OFFICIAL MEDIA RELEASE –
Consolidated facility at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, Colorado will expand to accommodate growth anticipated with new aircraft sales and deliveries.
In a ground-breaking ceremony earlier today, officials from Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd, Tectonic Management Group, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, and Jefferson County, Colorado gathered to celebrate the beginning of the construction of Pilatus’ new North and South American headquarters for aircraft completions and support.
Pilatus has had a presence at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport since 1996, conducting aircraft completions on more than 1,000 PC-12 aircraft, and managing the North and South American sales and service network in various leased facilities on the airport grounds. The new state-of-the-art building on the west side of the airport will consolidate all of Pilatus’s operations in a single 118,000 ft2 building. The new facility is sized to accommodate the employment growth and associated completions work that will take place as Pilatus’ new PC-24 Super Versatile Jet is certified and enters service in 2017. Currently, Pilatus employs 80 people in Broomfield, and expects to grow to approximately 140 team members when the PC-24 is in full rate production by 2020.
The new facility is expected to open in the Spring of 2018. Pilatus’ completions and support center will be the first business to be located on the west side of the airport as part of a larger commercial development plan for Jefferson County, Colorado.
Design, architectural, and construction management services for the new Pilatus facility are being conducted by Tectonic Management Group of Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Tectonic is a design/builder of general and business aviation facilities and commercial projects nationwide. They specialize in the design and construction of corporate flight departments, fixed base operations, aviation completion and maintenance facilities, aviation paint hangars and commercial facilities.
Thomas Bosshard, President and CEO of Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd, stated, “We are extremely happy and proud to begin construction of this new facility. Pilatus has enjoyed steady growth in the business aviation market in our 20 years at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, and we are delighted to have the confidence to expand our operations and employment here in Jefferson County. Our employees, partners, and customers for the top-selling PC-12 NG business turboprop and the new PC-24 Super Versatile Jet are very excited to move into this state-of-the-art building, which will bring our entire team under one roof.”
For more information, visit www.pilatus-aircraft.com.