Friday, September 18, 2015

Tax abatements for MAAS OKd

MOBILE, Ala. -- MAAS Aviation received tax abatements totaling nearly $2.2 million Wednesday for construction of a proposed $13 million second paint facility at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. Announced during the Paris Air Show in June 2015, the second paint facility would target third-party original equipment manufacturers; maintenance, repair and overhaul providers; and potential military clients. (Source: Alabama News Center (Alabama Power), 09/17/15) Ireland-based MAAS said in April 2014 that it would break ground on a $13 million paint facility at the Mobile Aeroplex to service Airbus jets. In June at the 2015 Paris Air Show MAAS said it would expand and build a two-bay $39 million facility. That figure included several long-term investment proposals, including the second paint facility.