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western-aircraftWestern Aircraft Announces $17M Expansion

BOISE, Idaho, July 22, 2020 – Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced that it is undertaking its second major expansion in six years.

The new 93,000 square foot addition on Western’s existing 18-acre leasehold will more than double its existing MRO operating space. The expansion includes a 53,000 square foot hangar and 40,000 square feet of back shop/office space. The new hangar will support Western’s growing jet maintenance capabilities and the new back shop/office space will provide room for the company’s expanding interiors shop capabilities and administration offices. Western’s current MRO space is approximately 90,000 square feet.

In 2014, Western Aircraft completed a $4.7 million expansion to its campus adding two new buildings, facility improvements and specialized tooling.

“This expansion and our growth are a testament to the hard-working employees at Western Aircraft and our commitment to provide first-rate services to our customers,” said Vice President and General Manager for Western Aircraft Austin Shontz. “We have been part of the Boise, Idaho, community since 1957, and we are proud we can continue to grow and expand our presence here.”

Shontz added that many things factored into the company’s need for this most recent expansion including Western Aircraft’s growing MRO support for Embraer, Cessna Citation 525 series, 550 series, 560 and 560XL series aircraft and Gulfstream IV/450 and V/550 aircraft.

Western maintains a substantial customer base from the United States and Canada and boasts an extensive history of working on diverse types of airframes including Citation, Falcon, Embraer, Gulfstream, Hawker, King Air, Pilatus, Piper and Quest.

A public groundbreaking will not take place due to COVID-19 precautions. The estimated completion date is the first quarter of 2021.

About Western Aircraft

Western Aircraft, Inc. is a full-service FBO, FAA certified aircraft repair station, and a factory authorized maintenance/modification facility for Cessna Aircraft, Dassault Falcon, Embraer Executive Jets, Beechcraft, Gogo Business Aviation, Honeywell, Collins Aerospace, Universal Avionics, Pilatus, Piper and many other major suppliers to the Corporate and General Aviation industry. Western recently added Gulfstream to its maintenance capabilities and is a longtime factory-appointed dealer selling new Pilatus and Piper aircraft. Western Aircraft services include maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; aircraft sales, charter and management; parts distribution and fixed base operations. For more information, go to www.westair.com.

About Greenwich AeroGroup

Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc., owns and operates providers of general, commercial, government and military aviation services including maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; fixed base operations; aircraft sales, charter and management; manufacturing; component repair and overhaul and parts distribution. Current locations include Professional Aircraft Accessories, located in Titusville and Miami, Fla..; Professional Aviation Associates, located in Atlanta, Ga.; Summit Aviation, with locations in Middletown, Del., Somerset, Ky., Kernersville, N.C. and Western Aircraft, located in Boise, Idaho. News and information are available at www.greenwichaerogroup.com.