Sierra Completions, established by Sierra Nevada last fall, is proceeding with plans to build an $88 million completions complex at the Colorado Aerospace Park at Colorado Springs Airport. Nevada-based Sierra Nevada expects the facility–which it says will be one of the few in the U.S. capable of performing completions on the Airbus A350 and Boeing 747 and 787–to employ more than 2,100 people within five years. Sierra Nevada president Eren Ozmen said, “Our vision for Sierra Completions is to position it as the premier provider for general aviation completions of composite aircraft.”
Said Sierra Completions president Jon Burgoyne, “There is global customer demand for a financially and technically strong, proven performance partner in this market segment, and we are committed to being the premier global partner.”
State and local incentives were “critical” to the location decision, according to Sierra Nevada, and Governor John Hickenlooper welcomed the choice. “Colorado Springs is on its way to becoming home to an aviation facility unlike any other in the country,” he said.