Loudoun Economic Development and Satair, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus, today announced the expansion of the Loudoun County Satair Customer Service Logistics Center that supports and services the Airbus global aircraft fleet.
The company will be investing more than $10 million to move into a new, 250,000-square-foot facility in Northwoods Industrial Park in Loudoun County, Va.
“Airbus is one of the world’s most important aviation companies, and their commitment to our community underscores the importance of Loudoun and Dulles International Airport as a place for business. This is another example of the type of economic diversity that has been at the forefront of our economic development efforts,” said Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall.
Loudoun County competed with multiple jurisdictions for this project. On July 2, the Board of Supervisors will consider a $125,000 commercial business incentive fund grant in the form of fee waivers and cash to finalize the deal. Analysis by Loudoun Economic Development shows that the return on investment will be realized in less than three years.
“Loudoun County has been a tremendous partner in the expansion of our Customer Service Logistics Center. We are outgrowing our current location, and it makes sense to remain in one of the fastest growing and business-friendly counties in the United States,” said Satair’s Managing Director and Head of Sales and Support in the Americas Mike Heaton.
The current facility is already the company’s biggest material distribution center by customer volume, operating 24/7 to provide an immediate response to airline requests for critical parts. This expansion will increase its capacity to provide support for the A380 and A350.
“Loudoun has been proactive in creating the business environment and infrastructure necessary to attract and grow businesses. The expansion of Rt. 606 and other transportation improvements have had a major impact on attracting business to this important commercial corridor,” said Loudoun County’s Dulles District Supervisor Matt Letourneau.
“Satair’s new location at Northwoods Industrial Park sits just minutes from the north freight entrance at Dulles International Airport,” added Heaton. “Loudoun County offered the right combination of prime real estate, build-to-suit construction, and room for future growth.”
“This is a significant win for our aviation industry and provides further testament to the #LoudounPossible business advantage,” said Loudoun Economic Development’s Executive Director Buddy Rizer. “We’re incredibly proud that Airbus, the top commercial aircraft manufacturer in the world, continues to increase its investment in Loudoun County.”