Spokane’s Associated Painters, which was acquired by Leading Edge Aviation Services of Forth Worth, Texas, in March last year, opened a new $6 million narrow-body paint hangar in Spokane, Wash. The one-bay, 32,000-sq-ft facility (its second in Spokane) accommodates aircraft up to a 757-300 and is outfitted with high-lumen, energy-efficient lighting, hybrid cross-draft/down-draft air handling and a rubber membrane roof.
JetTech Aerospace has completed its acquisition of Cascade Aerospace’s Spokane, Wash. facilities and the new owner is Bret Burnside. A former executive with Cascade Aerospace, Burnside founded JetTech to acquire the Spokane operation, which Cascade sold in July 2010 to fill a need to “invest significant capital in its Abbotsford, B.C.
SWEARINGEN MERLIN IIIB, SPOKANE VALLEY, WASH, NOV. 20, 2003–Swearingen Merlin IIIB N439AF, owned by Ameriflight of Burbank, Calif., was destroyed when it crashed into trees approximately one mile short of the runway on an ILS approach to Spokane Valley, Wash. in IMC conditions. The accident occurred at approximately 4:06 p.m. The flight was operated as Ameriflight AMF1996 and the pilot, who was alone, was killed.