August 24, 2016 – MRO specialist HAECO Americas has announced that the construction of its fifth hangar is underway at the Piedmont Triad International (PTI) Airport. The investment to build the nearly 250,000 sq. ft., structure will total US$60 million and will add up to 500 new jobs at full capacity. Hangar completion is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017 and will be ready for its first customer aircraft in January 2018.
More than 176,000 sq. ft. of the new building will be hangar space, the largest within HAECO Americas’ facilities and almost twice the size of each of the other four hangars that HAECO currently operates at PTI Airport. The new hangar will be capable of holding eight narrow-body aircraft, or two wide-body and two narrow-body aircraft simultaneously.
“HAECO Americas’ central location on the US East Coast makes it ideal for servicing aircraft that fly the rapidly-expanding routes connecting centers in the USA, both domestically and with other countries,” said Richard Kendall, CEO of HAECO Americas. “Here in the Triad, HAECO Americas is preparing for the next generation of aircraft that have recently started operating and those in the pipeline that are yet to fly”.
HAECO Americas currently operates four MRO hangars at PTI Airport in addition to facilities in Lake City, Florida; Macon, Georgia; and an engine maintenance center in Oscoda, Michigan. HAECO Americas also has facilities in Wallburg, NC and High Point, NC, housing design engineering and manufacturing operations for seats and other cabin interior products.