Summit Aviation Expands Somerset Facility
Summit Aviation celebrated expanding its Somerset, KY facility. Started in 2007 as a supplier to Schweizer, today provides full-service support for a variety of aircraft
Summit Aviation, May 10, 2017 - SOMERSET, Ky. – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, celebrated its expanding aviation parts manufacturing operations today with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Summit’s Somerset operations started in 2007 as a labor-only supplier to Schweizer Aircraft, today Summit Aviation’s manufacturing facility provides full-service support to build aerostructure product assemblies for a variety of military and commercial helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Since its inception, Summit Aviation’s manufacturing workforce has grown six-fold.
Quadrupling its business over the last four years, the company now has 40,000 square feet of work space in its newly constructed digs compared to its previous work area of 26,000 square feet.
“Our growth is a testament to the hard work of our employees, the strong partnerships we have formed over the years and the new ones we are creating,” said Vice President and General Manager of Summit Aviation Ralph Kunz. “Additionally, our collaboration with local investors and the Pulaski County government is proving beneficial for not only our business but also our employees and this community.”
“Summit’s expansion is a great way to celebrate ten years of productivity and job creation in Somerset,” said U.S. Representative for Kentucky's 5th congressional district Hal Rogers. “I am grateful that this impressive company chose to utilize our world-class workforce to manufacture aviation products that are used by our U.S. military and others. I applaud Summit’s continued success and commitment to our region."
Kunz added that over the last 10 years the company has grown its customer base to include companies such as Northrop Grumman, Bombardier Learjet, Lockheed Martin and others.
About Summit Aviation: Located in Middletown, Delaware, the company offers aircraft and engine maintenance and modification services on Bell, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, Boeing and MD helicopters as well as on Pilatus, Cessna, Beechcraft King Airs, Beechjets and other light jet model aircraft. Additionally, the company operates a manufacturing facility in Somerset, Ky. that builds aerostructure product assemblies for a variety of military and commercial helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.
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, located in Middletown, Del.; TruAtlantic Mfg., located in Kernersville, N.C.; and Western Aircraft, located in Boise, Idaho. Additionally, Greenwich AeroGroup owns an interest in Helivia Aero Taxi located in Rio de Janeiro.
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