The Bee Development Authority (BDA) located in Beeville, Texas is a Defense Base Authority that owns and operates Chase Field Industrial and Airport Complex. Chase Field is a Public-Use Airport and Industrial Park that includes available Airport and Industrial Facilities and land for development.

Chase Field History

Chase Field has been occupied by various companies operating commercial and industrial missions. In 2006, the BDA entered into an agreement with defense contractor Kay and Associates, Inc. (Kay) to perform rotary wing maintenance, repair and overhauls. Under its five year lease, Kay partnered with Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance Services, Inc. (Sikorsky), and occupied two 90,000 sq. ft. hangars; 30,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space and one State- of- the- Art Paint Booth. Kay and Sikorsky’s employment reached a high of 347 highly skilled aviation professionals. Unfortunately and due to circumstances beyond BDA’s control Kay and Sikorsky announced the closure of their helicopter MRO operation in mid-2012, and vacated the facilities by year’s end.

Chase Field Airport was designated as a Public Use Airport by the Texas Department of Aviation and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), effective May 26, 2016. The current private approaches are being modified by the FAA to public approaches and will be available soon. Chase Field Airport (TX2) CTAF is 122.8.

In the past Chase Field Industrial Park has been the site of several small manufacturing companies that have occupied the Industrial Facilities.

Targeted Companies

Aerospace and Manufacturing Companies

Ideal Site Uses

  • Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Aviation Services and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO).
  • Specialized Manufacturing

Chase Field Location Advantages

5 miles from City of Beeville, Texas, Population 15,000
Bee County Population 35,000
Primary Industries: Manufacturing, Agriculture, Oil & Gas
Port of Corpus Christi 57 miles
Port Lavaca 80 miles
Port San Antonio 100 miles
Austin 140 miles
Port of Houston 180 miles
Laredo at Mexican Border 130 miles
Brownsville at Mexican Border 190 miles
Matamoros, Mexico 200 miles

Chase Field Industrial & Airport Complex Amenities

Public-Use Airport Designation VFR and GPS status, Number TX2. GPS Non-Precision Approach System
Airport Land 1,491 acres of cleared land
Congested-free from commercial and military traffic
RunwaysOne lighted 8,000’ X 200’ runway in very good condition
Runway Construction1,000’ of concrete at both ends with 6,000’ of hot mix asphalt in the middle. Two closed 8,000’ X 200’ runways
Fuel12,000 gallon Jet “A” fuel tank with credit Card reader
Facilities, Infrastructure, & Security Two 90,000 square foot hangers for aviation services or manufacturing/ production that include Security, Sprinkler, Data, and Fire Alarm Systems

State-of-the-Art Paint Booth.

State-of-the-Art Paint Booth.

500,000 square feet of concrete tarmac

300 car parking lot.

Hazmat Facilities.

Water and Wastewater from City system.

Airport is 6’ chain link fenced with 2’ of barbed wire arms.
FinancialBased on selected criteria The Bee Development Authority is prepared to offer a reasonable price to potential occupants and is willing to offer possible incentives for relocation, training, and tax abatement etc.