Jet East acquires maintenance facility in North Carolina
Gama Aviation subsidiary Jet East has acquired a full-service maintenance facility in Statesville, North Carolina (SVH).
The new base includes 75,000sqft of hangar space, 40,000sqft of office and back shop space and additional adjacent land for future growth.
The estimated opening date of the facility is the first quarter of 2023, with plans to later construct a new paint facility at the site.
Key aircraft that will be serviced at the facility include Cessna, Gulfstream, Bombardier and Embraer jets. Jet East estimates bringing 250 jobs to the area as a result of the new location.
“The facility at SVH offers an amazing opportunity for Jet East and allows us to expand our capacity, capabilities and reach within a key region of the US,” said Stephen Maiden, CEO and president, Jet East. “The facility is in impeccable condition. The energy for this new endeavor is high and this is truly a milestone moment for the Jet East team and the customers we serve and support.”
Gama Aviation acquired Jet East in January last year for $8m to grow its market capabilities and close to double its US maintenance business.