Savannah Air Center’s New Hangar Already Full
According to Jeff Zacharius, president of Savannah Air Center, the new 101,000-sq-ft completion hangar that opened in February is already at near capacity with a mix of 10 aircraft–Challenger 850s, Global 5000s and Global Express XRSes. All are part of green cabin completion work that now makes up a major portion of Savannah Air’s work. “We could add two more airplanes,” said Zacharius, “but I’m comfortable with ten.” The company expects to deliver five finished green airplanes this year and is ramping up to deliver eight next year. Looking forward to continued growth in demand for cabin refurbishment and green completion work, Zacharius expects to break ground on yet another hangar “sometime in 2009.” At this point, the old Hangar 2 is being devoted to cabin refurbishment and maintenance, overhaul and repair. It’s a portion of Savannah Air business that Zacharius wants to expand in the near future, “and that’s going to take some additional hangar space.” Looking still further ahead, he noted that he is already providing interior completion quotes for Challenger 850s into 2012 and 2013, and there is the possibility of expanding into the narrowbody bizliner completion business.