ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A company that supplies large air tankers and flight crews to fight wildfires throughout the West has moved its corporate headquarters to Albuquerque.
The company 10 Tanker Air Carrier moved this [auth] month into a 7,600-square-foot facility at the Albuquerque International Sunport.
President and CEO Rick Hatton tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/Hm3vfF) the company moved from California to New Mexico to be closer to fire danger zones throughout the West and Southwest.
Hatton says the high desert climate also makes Albuquerque a good place to work on aircraft during the offseason, and the tax and business environment are favorable.
The company has two air tankers and is building a third that will likely be brought into service next year.
About half of the company’s 20 employees will be located in Albuquerque.