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Summit Aviation Grows Manufacturing Operations
Summit Aviation expanding its aviation parts manufacturing operations in Somerset, Kentucky
Greenwich AeroGroup, October 17, 2016 - MIDDLETOWN, Delaware – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it will be expanding its aviation parts manufacturing operations in Somerset, Kentucky.
Summit’s manufacturing facility provides aero structure product assembly for a variety of military and commercial helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Additionally, it has paint capabilities that support prime and finish components. The company will expand from its current location of 26,000 square feet to a newly constructed 40,000 square foot facility. The expansion is possible due to a collaboration between industry, local investors and the Pulaski County government.
“This is a proud moment for us,” said Director of Manufacturing for Summit Aviation Scott Roush. “In four years we have quadrupled our business, and this move allows for our continued growth. Our success in Kentucky is an example of the power that can be built between public and private sectors to ensure that these types of jobs continue to flourish in this community.”
"Summit Aviation's expansion is a testament to the successful growth of the company and the incredible workforce we have in southern and eastern Kentucky," said U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers. "We are grateful to Summit Aviation for planting roots in our region with plans to expand operations and create more jobs for our people."
The facility is being built by Industrial Leasing, LLC and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
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. The company also provides engine maintenance and support to its customers that include Pratt & Whitney, Turbomeca, and others. More information available at www.summit-aviation.com.
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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