Summit Aviation unveils new hangar and office complex


Company celebrates opening of new maintenance hangar along with Delaware officials

Summit Aviation and Delaware Economic
Development Office officials recently celebrated the unveiling of the company’s
new hangar, paint-shop facility and office space at Kevy Regional Airport, Middletown, Delaware.

“This expansion allows us to now provide
additional maintenance capacity and capabilities for our operators,” said president
of Summit Aviation Robert Fitzpatrick. “It also demonstrates our commitment to
the State of Delaware
to provide a safe and worthwhile workplace for employees.”

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup
Company, was established in 1960 and has been a full service Federal Aviation
Administration Certified Repair Station since 1966. Summit broke ground on the site on 9 June
2010 for the development,

“For more than 50 years, Summit Aviation has
earned a positive reputation for its service,” said Delaware Governor Jack
Markell. “Both now and for decades to come, these new facilities will keep
people hard at work building on that legacy.”

Summit’s parent company, Greenwich AeroGroup, had invested
$12 million in capital since acquiring the facility in 2008. DEDO awarded Summit a
performance-based grant from the Delaware Strategic Fund in the amount of $1.36
million to help the company expand the site and add up to 188 new jobs over a
three year time period.

“We were proud to support Summit Aviation’s
investment in Delaware,”
said DEDO director Alan Levin. With the completion of this project, the company
will hire more Delaware
workers to fulfill its increased demand for aviation maintenance and service

To date, Summit Aviation has added 31 to its
workforce as a result of the expansion.

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