GE To Relocate Aircraft by Early Next Year

 - October 9, 2007, 11:58 AM

General Electric’s flight department is expected to move by the end of next January into its new 100,000-sq-ft hangar/office complex on 12 acres at Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, N.Y., about 50 mi north of Manhattan. GE currently bases its six bizjets and two helicopters at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., but was unable to negotiate a hangar deal there, partly because of resistance by local citizen groups to operating its pair of Boeing Business Jets at the noise-sensitive airport. Flight department manager Richard Sismore told AIN that all 75 flight department employees are expected to remain with the company.