Mesa

March 5, 2013 - 11:00am
The 45,000-sq-ft hangar at Phoenix Heliparts’s Mesa, Ariz. facility is near capacity.

From a husband-and-wife operation launched 10 years ago in the family garage in Mesa, Ariz., Phoenix Heliparts has grown into major player in the art of restoring older helicopters to a new and useful life.

The company’s main facility in Mesa, about 14 miles north of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, now totals about 45,000 sq ft and there is an additional 25,000 sq ft and a designated landing area at the airport for flight testing.

February 14, 2012 - 10:00am

When many communities view airports and aviation as nuisances at best and dangerous at worst, and pressures grow to close airfields and chase aviation away, the story of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IGA) in Arizona shines like an airway beacon.

December 29, 2009 - 9:28am

United Airlines has turned the proverbial tables on Mesa Air Group with an effort to block a plan by Mesa to replace some of the 50-seat CRJ200s scheduled for removal from the United system on April 30 with ten 70-seat CRJ700s. Mesa notified United of its intention to introduce the CRJ700s between October 15 and December 15 of this year; however, United claims in a complaint filed in the U.S.

February 8, 2008 - 6:39am

Mesa Air Group plans to shed its Air Midwest subsidiary by the end of this year’s third quarter, company CEO Jonathan Ornstein said last month during the company’s quarterly earnings briefing.

February 8, 2008 - 6:39am

Mesa Air Group plans to shed its Air Midwest subsidiary by the end of this year’s third quarter, company CEO Jonathan Ornstein said last month during the company’s quarterly earnings briefing.

January 9, 2008 - 4:46am

Phoenix-based Mesa Air Group has asked its employees to accept a voluntary 5-percent pay cut for one year in return for an incentive program tied to quarterly profits. The appeal coincided with 20-percent salary reductions for chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein, president Mike Lotz and executive vice president Peter Murnane. According to SEC filings, the three top executives’ base pay equals $200,000, $175,000 and $150,000, respectively.

 
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