Sinema joined Cutter Aviation to kickstart its $12 million hangar complex at Deer Valley Airport
Sinema’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law includes historic funding for every airport in Arizona, including $3.7 million for Deer Valley
PHOENIX – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with Cutter Aviation and local leaders at Phoenix Deer Valley Municipal Airport to break ground on the airport’s new hangar complex, and celebrate Cutter Aviation’s multi-million dollar investment in Deer Valley. Sinema also shared how her bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law – which makes historic investments to every airport in the state – will create good-paying jobs, improve passenger safety, boost tourism in the region, and ensure Arizona continues to lead the nation in aviation.
“Arizona’s airports fuel the record growth across our state. This investment from Cutter Aviation, paired with the $3.7 million from our bipartisan infrastructure law, will make major upgrades and improvements to Deer Valley Airport and further expand economic opportunities for Arizonans,” said Sinema, Chair of the Senate Aviation Subcommittee.
Cutter Aviation’s $12 million investment for a new hangar complex follows the passage of Sinema’s bipartisan infrastructure law. While writing and negotiating the historic law, Sinema ensured the legislation included significant resources for major upgrades to every airport in Arizona. The hangar groundbreaking and funds from Sinema’s law represent the first major investments at Deer Valley Airport in over two decades.
Sinema’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law includes $25 billion in additional investments for aviation infrastructure. The bipartisan law provides $15 billion in priority projects at every airport in the United States, $5 billion in competitive grants for terminal development and other landslide projects, and $5 billion in grants for strengthening Air Traffic Control towers and infrastructure.
Arizona airports are expected to receive a total of at least $360 million in additional federal support over the next five years from Sinema’s bipartisan infrastructure law.
Deer Valley Airport (DVT) is one of few municipal airports across the country featuring two runways. Prior to the pandemic, DVT was the fifth-busiest airport in the world for takeoffs and landings, thanks to the two pilot schools housed there. Since the pandemic, one flight school has moved and yet, DVT remains in-demand for general aviation and corporate jets. Currently, a 5-year waiting list exists for general aviation hangar space, and 75 new corporate jets are looking to relocate to DVT.
Cutter Aviation is a full-service aviation company founded in 1928 by William P. Cutter. The first phase of the new 60,000 square foot hangar complex is expected to be completed by early 2023 and will provide much-needed relief to the growing hangar demand.
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