Global Aviation Technologies (GAT) has expanded its operations with the addition of a 14,000-sq-ft building near Wichita Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) for its electrical production work such as harness manufacturing, electrical subassembly, component qualifications, and repairs and PMA approvals, the avionics system integration/certification company and FAA repair station for business and military aircraft announced. The new space will support its work on avionics upgrades for the Air Force C-21A (Learjet 35A), as well as wire harness work for the service’s F-16 fleet.
“Due to the volume of F-16 harness work, the team needed additional space to work comfortably and deliver a quality product,” GAT v-p of business development Woody Cottner said.
Additionally, GAT expects to receive certification for its Premier Elite upgrade program in the fourth quarter of 2020, it announced in late May. New winglets, auxiliary fuel tanks, and fuel system for the Beechcraft Premier are included in the upgrade program that’s expected to increase the airplane’s operating altitude and gross weight.