Oro Valley business celebrates 10 years with Airbus - Tucson News Now

Oro Valley business celebrates 10 years with Airbus

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Securaplane Technologies made headlines last year when it helped federal investigators looking into battery problems on the 787 Dreamliner. Now the Aviation Electronics Company is showing off its brand new plant expansion with room for 180 employees in Oro Valley's Innovation Park as it celebrates a partnership with a major aircraft builder.

Securaplane is celebrating 10 years working together with Airbus, one of the largest airplane makers in the world.

"To have this kind of recognition, this kind of partnership with airbus, fundamentally means growth to the business." Securaplane President Shubhayu Chakraborty said Tuesday.

In town for the celebration, Airbus America Vice-President of Procurement, David Williams, said the Grand Canyon state continues to grow in the aviation industry: "Arizona is a key state. It's the fourth most significant state we expect to spend, in excess of $230 million, so we continue to invest in the U.S."

Williams said Airbus has a tremendous amount of work right now and a partnership with companies, like Securaplane, allows business to grow for both companies.

"Over the next 20 years, we're talking about 30,000 new aircraft required which is huge growth. That equates to about $4.4 trillion," he said.

Securaplane's new 55,000 square-foot facility is part of Oro Valley's economic expansion zone. Oro Valley's Mayor, Satish Huremath, said the zone is helping push economic development in the area: "We realize time is money for a lot of these businesses, so what we try to do is cut down on the processing."

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