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Chandler-based AvAir Inc. recently broke ground on a $15 million facility that will allow the company to expand its aviation aftermarket support operations.

The company has posted strong growth in recent years and is outgrowing its current 40,000-square-foot operations space. The new 170,000-square-foot facility is under construction on the company’s 6-acre campus at 6877 W. Frye Road in Chandler. The new building is slated to open in September.

AvAir provides more than 5 million after-market parts and supplies for airliners from manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus. Along with its new 170,000-square-foot facility, AvAir plans to hire additional workers.

“We’ve seen more than 30 percent growth each year, and this new facility is a necessity in order to maintain that same level of growth moving forward,” said Mike Bianco, president of AvAir. “We’re thrilled to be able to expand right here on our home turf, and to help the local economy continue to rebound by offering new jobs, tax dollars and increased recognition to the city that welcomed us with open arms from the outset.”

AvAir’s new facility will pay homage to an old airplane hangar, complete with a curved roof. The two-story lobby will feature a glass elevator and curved grand staircase that swirls around a jet engine cowling in the ceiling.

AvAir will continue its present operations during construction, though the company is eager to leverage the new facility.

“We’re eager for this project to reach completion so that we can expand our offerings within the aviation aftermarket,” Bianco said.

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