Western Aircraft opens its new hangar in Boise, Idaho


Austin Shontz

Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, recently completed the first phase of its US$17m expansion with the opening of a new 53,000 square foot hangar.

The hangar is part of the 93,000 square foot addition on Western’s existing 18-acre leasehold in Boise, Idaho. Construction is still underway for the adjoining facility which will provide 40,000 square feet of space for the company’s avionics and interiors shops and administration offices.

The second phase is expected to be complete by year-end.

“This beautiful facility was designed with our current customers and prospective customers in mind,” said Austin Shontz, vice president and general manager for Western Aircraft. “Our culture is based around a customer-centric approach and personalized service – something that our growing base of Gulfstream, Cessna Citation and Embraer customers have embraced, spurring our need to construct more space to serve.”

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, Embraer, Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker, King Air, Pilatus, Piper and Quest aircraft.