C&L Aerospace, an industry leader in regional carrier repair, maintenance, parts support, and aircraft management services, announced today the approval of financial backing for a $5 million facility expansion.
The expansion is expected to create an additional 50-70 full time jobs at the maintenance facility in Bangor, Maine.
Plans will include $1.8 million for upgrading an existing 17,000 square foot hangar into a aircraft paint facility and over $3 million in facility and maintenance hangar upgrades.
“The expansion will help create a one-stop service center for regional aircraft owners across the globe ,” stated Chris Kilgour, CEO of C&L Aerospace. “We’ll be able to perform heavy maintenance and paint an aircraft up to the size of a Embraer 190 at one location, saving our customers costly ferry flights and decreasing their aircraft downtime.”
C&L has been assisted in the expansion through the work of the Economic Development Officials of the City of Bangor, which was recently awarded a $580,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Association.
The new positions will be phased in through steady expansion over the next two to three years, according to Kilgour.