FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GDC Technics, an aircraft modification enterprise based in San Antonio, Texas, with clients worldwide, has been approved as the newest tenant at the city-owned Alliance Airport following a vote earlier this week by the Fort Worth City Council, according to Mohammad Alzeer, GDC general partner.
With a 25-year lease for 840,000 sf, GDC anticipates investing in major capital improvements and upgrades to the hangar, maintenance buildings, wash bay and parking lot areas formerly leased and occupied by American Airlines. American opened its multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art airline maintenance facility in 1992. The facilities have been owned by the City of Fort Worth since Feb. 1, 2015.
"The Alliance facility enables us to accommodate our growing aircraft engineering, modification and systems development services in a world class facility," Mr. Alzeer said.
GDC anticipates moving to Alliance in March, 2015. The company plans to maintain its base in San Antonio where it has about 650 workers in its 340,000 sf Port San Antonio headquarters.
"GDC Technics locating in Fort Worth will bring customers from all over the world," noted Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. "Their presence adds another name to our portfolio of businesses that strengthens our image as an international city with a great business climate and much to offer."
The president of the Alliance Airport Authority, Jungus Jordan, added, "We appreciate the monumental efforts our city staff has extended over the past two years to bring this to fruition.
"GDC also plans on adding over 600 employees in Fort Worth over the next several years, including 100 in 2015. Many of these will require high-level engineering expertise. GDC's human resources team will be on site and ready to receive employment applications immediately after posting job openings in March.
"Putting that facility back into productive use is nothing but positive," said Dennis Shingleton, Fort Worth City Councilman for District 7, the area in which Alliance is located. "We look forward to seeing it full of employees bringing home paychecks that add to our economy and our local businesses."
"We anticipate a seamless and natural transition to GDC's use of the facilities, and we're honored to be the next major aviation enterprise at Alliance and within an aviation center that is invaluable to the region, the country and the world," reiterated Mr. Alzeer.
GDC Technics leads the industry in modifying next generation aircraft, including the B787. A seasoned, global aircraft modification group with locations in the US, Europe and the Middle East that holds FAA and EASA 145 approvals. In addition, GDC Engineering in Munich Germany holds an EASA Design Organization Approval EASA.21J.033; GDC is also certified to ISO 9001, AS9100 and AS9110 quality management systems. The company is on the web at gdctechnics.com.