FAA approves antigua repair facility

 - October 10, 2007, 8:30 AM

The FAA has certified Stanford Aerospace to operate a repair station based in Antigua.

The repair station, which is expected to begin operations by year-end, will initially perform maintenance on aircraft belonging to Caribbean Star Airlines and Caribbean Sun Airlines, which, along with Stanford Aerospace, are affiliates of Stanford Financial Group.

Frankie Francois, president of Stanford Aerospace, said the company will expand the maintenance and repair capability of the facility to serve other airlines, corporate aircraft and maintenance providers. Future growth is also envisioned in the area of component repair. The repair station will be the only such FAA-certified facility in the Eastern Caribbean.