SandardAero has announced a commitment to invest $10-12 million in leasehold improvements at the company’s Springfield business aviation MRO facility. The investments, in partnership with Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, will be completed in three phases over a two-and-a-half-year period. The investments and upgrades will be applied to major building improvements and modernization, including hangar door overhaul, interior door replacement, resurfacing of hangar floors, exterior paint, interior paint, HVAC replacements, flat roof replacements, paint facility equipment upgrades, parking area and road resurfacing to name a few. “We have already started the repair and overhaul process for our hangar doors and we’re proceeding with the other phased improvements,” said Dave Pearman, Vice President & General Manager of StandardAero Springfield. “We are grateful to the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport for their support, and once all of the upgrades are completed, we’ll essentially have a ‘like new’ operation.” Earlier this year, Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport implemented a project install of a 2.88 Mw solar project that consists of 6 solar arrays with over 6,500 panels on 7.5 acres of the airport property. Now in full operation, the arrays generate nearly 4,000,000 kWh annually and is one of the largest solar arrays in the state of Illinois on an airport. StandardAero currently receives 100% of its electrical power from the solar arrays, making it one of the “greenest” facilities in the industry. “We are grateful for StandardAero’s continued commitment to the Springfield community,” stated Mark Hanna, Executive Director of the Springfield Airport Authority. He continued, “We are very excited to share this opportunity with StandardAero to pursue these facilities improvements, which will of course enhance their operation upon completion, but will also provide prospects for future growth.” StandardAero Springfield primarily supports airframe maintenance for business aviation aircraft including scheduled maintenance, avionics installations, full interior refurbishments, and full aircraft paint. In addition to Springfield, StandardAero operates out of primary business aviation MRO facilities located in Van Nuys, California; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Augusta, Georgia; and in the U.K. The company also has regional service centers located in the U.S, Brazil, U.K., South Africa, and Singapore in addition to Mobile Service Teams around the world to support wherever operators fly. “The modernization of our facility represents our commitment to our customers to deliver excellent customer service and the best quality aircraft service in the industry,” Pearman concluded.
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