Aviation has always pushed boundaries and been at the forefront of innovation and progress. But a long-term development at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is expected to take innovation to a new level and revolutionize the way products are transported from the U.S. to Mexico. In turn, experts say the development will create thousands of jobs, provide economic opportunities for companies, and offer students another way to gain invaluable knowledge and experience.
SkyBridge Arizona is a 360-acre, long-term development at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport that will allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Mexican Customs officers to work side by side to jointly inspect and process shipments in preparation for international transit.
“SkyBridge is a great asset to add to what we have at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport,” says Ryan Smith, director, communications and government relations, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. “We view Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport not as much as an airport, but as a large redevelopment project that just happens to have an airport. So when you look at a project like SkyBridge, with lots of acreage and direct access to three 10,000-foot runways, the possibilities are limitless as to what you can produce there and what can locate at SkyBridge.”