A new facility at the San Antonio International Airport will enhance San Antonio as international general aviation hub.
On May 3, City leaders joined Tomás González Sada, Chairman and CEO of Cydsa Group and Chairman of Grupo ASERTEC, and Pablo Hoyos, Chairman and CEO of Skyplace Center San Antonio, to brake ground on a new 10,805-square-foot building at the Airport.
The project is a collaboration between Skyplace Center, a multi-service aviation operation at the San Antonio International Airport, and Grupo ASERTEC FBO, a Mexican fixed-base operation. The new construction will allow Grupo ASERTEC and Skyplace to expand the services of Skyplace Advanced Training Flight School, Skyplace Real Estate, and Jet Club (a membership organization offering aircraft management and sales), already available at the site, as well as other services provided in conjunction with Universal Aero Accessories, a spare parts and logistics operation, and Sierra Industries, a maintenance and repairs operation, both firms that are recognized worldwide.
Company leaders emphasized that the planned growth was another indication of the importance to San Antonio of international commerce, especially cross-border commerce. According to a report recently released by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in 2012 spending by Mexican nationals in the South/Central Texas region totaled $2.7 billion. In Bexar County, that translated into 4,000 jobs with total incomes of $135 million.
Photo (L-R): Capitán José Reyes-Martinez, President and CEO Grupo Asertec, Hon. Armando Ortiz Rocha, Consul General of Mexico, San Antonio, Mr. Frank R. Miller, Aviation Director, San Antonio Airport System, Ing. Tomas Gonzalez Sada, Chairman, Grupo ASETEC and Chairman and CEO, Cydsa Group, Councilwoman Elisa Chan, District 9, San Antonio City Council, Ing. Pablo Hoyos, Chairman and CEO, Skyplace San Antonio, Ms. Sheryl Sculley, City Manager, City of San Antonio