Upset Recovery Trainer APS Opens New Arizona Facility

 - September 24, 2021, 9:44 AM
Aviation Performance Solutions officially opened its new 62,000-sq-ft headquarters at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on September 23. The office side houses the company's upset prevention and recovery training classrooms and simulators, as well as executive offices, while the attached hanger accommodates its six aerobatic Extra 300 pistons and two SIAI-Marchetti S211 jets. (Photo: Kipp Lau)

Upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) specialist Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) yesterday opened its new 62,000-sq-ft headquarters at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA) in Arizona. The campus is on a 4.5-acre lot on the northwest end of the airfield. It includes 15,000 sq ft of office space and a 47,000-sq-ft hangar that can accommodate the company’s six aerobatic Extra 300 piston singles and two SIAI-Marchetti S211 jets, along with several business jet tenants.

In the new office space is APS’s primary training center, which includes seven classrooms, a large simulator bay, a pilot lounge, and a dispatch center on the first floor. All executive, administrative, marketing, and sales personnel are now under one roof on the second floor. An observation deck overlooking the airport’s three parallel runways is also on the second floor. APS’s new virtual reality lab is also in the facility.

An additional “expansion” facility north of the main building that includes 3,400 sq ft of office space and a 34,000-sq-ft hangar is available for rent. In addition to the Mesa facility, APS has training centers in Texas, Alabama, and Europe. Starting next year, it will also have one in Asia.