Gulf Avionics Relocates To Kerrville-Kerr County Airport
Avionics MRO Gulf Avionics has relocated to Kerrville-Kerr County Airport (KERV) in Kerrville, Texas, with plans to create 50 new jobs in the next five years.
Gulf Avionics is a dealer for avionics manufacturers Garmin, Honeywell, Trans-Cal and PS Engineering. Formerly based in Harlingen, Texas, the company announced on March 23 that it has moved into 7,000-sq. ft. of hangar space at KERV, culminating a year-long site selection process.
Gulf Avionics is part of a holding company E.H. Caddis & Co. which also owns Dallas-based RBR Aviation. KERV is a public-use general aviation airport with a 6,000-ft. primary runway and 3,600-ft. crosswind runway.
Kerrville hosts a growing aviation and aerospace cluster, positioned around KERV and the Airport Commerce Park, which are home to Mooney International, Dugosh Aviation, the Hill Country Aviation Flight School, Aeromax USA and Air Evac.
In August 2020, the city of Kerrville and Kerr Economic Development Corp. announced that North Dakota-based Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing, which produces circuit card assemblies and cable and fiber harnesses, will build an $8 million, 40,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility at the park.
“Kerrville welcomes Gulf Avionics with open arms, as the company is set to create dozens of jobs and become a statewide leader in avionics services,” said Kerrville Mayor Bill Blackburn. “It’s clear to us that companies are seriously looking at relocating to Kerr County, a rapidly growing commercial hub and home to manufacturers, medical facilities and the aerospace sector.”