Summit Aviation Adds New Hangar and Paint Facility

AINmxReports » September 21, 2011
Summit Aivation’s 78,000-sq-ft expansion project includes a new hangar, paint
Summit Aivation’s 78,000-sq-ft expansion project includes a new hangar, paint facility and two cold storage units.
September 21, 2011, 10:11 AM

Summit Aviation of Middletown, Del., recently dedicated a new 78,000-sq-ft expansion that includes a 37,400-sq-ft hangar, 9,200-sq-ft paint facility, two cold storage units and an additional 11,400 sq ft of support and office space. It joins an existing 160,000-sq-ft facility located on the MRO’s 550-acre compound. The new hangar is designed to work on the CH-47 and V-22. “It is large enough to accommodate three V-22s at the same time,” Robert Fitzpatrick, the MRO’s president, told AIN. The new paint facility is set up to do stripping and painting simultaneously on two CH-47s or one V-22 and is large enough to accommodate a GIII. According to Fitzpatrick, the company has also added 25 additional technical personnel. “We’re already full with two King Airs, a CH-47 and a V-22. Our business has grown by about 30 percent over last year,” he said. Summit Aviation works on Bell, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, Boeing and MD helicopters as well as on PC-12s, Beech King Airs, Beechjets and other light jets. The company also provides maintenance on Pratt & Whitney and Turbomeca engines, among others.

Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.