Major cargo investment for US Doña Ana County Jetport

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Burrell Aviation will build a $72m cargo aviation facility at the Doña Ana County Jetport in New Mexico, US.

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Burrell Aviation chief executive John Carver announced that Burrell Aviation will construct multiple new structures designed to expand cargo and distribution services, including facilities dedicated to air cargo handling, cold storage, distribution, and aircraft maintenance.

In March, Grisham announced the delivery of $20m in state funds to expand the Doña Ana County Jetport to further accommodate heavy cargo, enabling additional flight transport of goods and materials manufactured in the area.

This was in addition to a $40m investment in the Border Highway Connector, a new roadway connecting the Santa Teresa Port of Entry and the Santa Teresa Industrial Park directly into the City of Sunland Park that will streamline cross border traffic flow, including for goods and cargo.

The new facility is expected to create up to 1,300 jobs.

“We greatly appreciate the Governor’s commitment to this important initiative, as well as the support we have received from local and community partners. This has been a collaborative effort, with a focus on creating and developing a strong public-partnership with the Doña Ana County Jetport,” said Daniel Burrell, founder and executive chairman of The Burrell Group.

“This partnership will make possible significant infrastructure development, job creation opportunities, and long-term expansion of the airport’s capabilities in air cargo, freight, and logistics, as well as cross border trade.”

“Expanding global trade is key to diversifying New Mexico’s economy, which is why I’ve prioritized investments in infrastructure improvement and economic growth in the Borderplex,” said Grisham.

“I’m excited to welcome Burrell Aviation to New Mexico, building on public and private growth in the border region and using our strategic investments in infrastructure to create jobs and generate new revenue.”

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced more than $30m is being invested in airport cargo infrastructure projects at nine US airports.


FAA invests over $30m in US airport cargo projects


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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]