May 3, 2013-SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS- 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, have announced that in May construction will begin on a new 10,805-square-foot building at the San Antonio International Airport. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m on Friday, May 3, at 1770 Skyplace Boulevard. Officials scheduled to attend include District 9 City Councilwoman Elisa Chan, also Chair of the City Council International Commerce Committee; City Manager Sheryl Sculley; and representatives of Mexican aviation.
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 under the direction of Tomás González Sada, with operations in San Antonio, Texas; Monterrey, Nuevo León; and Toluca, Estado de México. Grupo ASERTEC’sSan Antoniofacility is located at Skyplace.
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.
Both Mr. González Sada and Mr. Hoyos 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.
“Travel between Mexico and San Antoniois already a significant factor in the area’s economy,” said Mr. González Sada. “The new Grupo ASERTEC facility will strengthen San Antonio’s position as a player on the world economic stage. Facilities like ours can add great value to a region as it seeks to attract new business and grow existing operations.”
Mr. Hoyos agreed. “As a long-time associate of Mr. González Sada, I am especially honored that he selectedSan Antonioand Skyplace for this new venture. We are ideally positioned for success for Grupo ASERTEC, for Skyplace, and forSan Antonio and South Texas.”
About Grupo ASERTEC
Grupo ASERTEC is a premier provider of executive aviation services, with operations in Monterrey, Nuevo León; Toluca, Estado de México; and San Antonio,Texas. From fueling, hangaring, and aircraft upgrades and maintenance to elite concierge service, Grupo ASERTEC enhances the executive traveling experience.
About Skyplace Center
SkyplaceCenteris located at theSan Antonio,Texas, International Airport. Skyplace is home to Grupo ASERTEC FBO, Skyplace Advanced Training Flight School, Universal Aero Accessories, and Sierra Industries. Skyplace provides services that include aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; enhancements and upgrades; flight instruction; refueling and hangaring; and meeting rooms, office space and catering.