$14 million expansion planned at HBS Indianapolis
Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) is spending $14 million to expand its aircraft maintenance and service facility at Indianapolis International Airport. The expansion will include a new 6,500-sq-ft terminal and a 40,000-sq-ft maintenance hangar with 20,000 sq ft of back shops and administrative offices. Up to 50 new jobs will be created, with the newly upgraded facility due to open in the second quarter next year. HBS will be upgrading eight other U.S. locations as part of a plan to provide “the industry’s best customer support,” said Bill Brown, Hawker Beechcraft president of global customer service and support. The sale earlier this year of Hawker Beechcraft’s FBO network to BBA Aviation is helping pay for the maintenance division upgrades. “We have a commitment to extend our HBS service centers regardless of what is going on in the world financially,” said a company spokesman.