The Kestrel Lands in Brunswick

While the airfield is not yet open to the public, the Navy granted special permission for the Kestrel to land on the runways so that the company can begin developing and producing its composite-based turboprop aircraft.


Brunswick, ME – 16 December 2010 - Midcoast Regional Redevelopment A0uthority (MRRA) is pleased to announce the landing of Kestrel Aircraft Company’s JP-10 carbon composite business aircraft today at the soon-to-be disestablished Naval Air Station Brunswick (NASB). While the airfield is not yet open to the public, the Navy granted special permission for the Kestrel to land on the runways so that the company can begin developing and producing its composite-based turboprop aircraft.

“Flying the Kestrel onto the runways at the future Brunswick Executive Airport was exhilarating,” said Steve Levesque, Executive Director of MRRA. “This is a beautiful plane, and I am thrilled that it was the first aircraft to land since the Navy closed the airfield in January.”

Kestrel Aircraft Company announced its intentions of setting up shop at Brunswick Landing in June, investing more than $100 million and creating up to 300 jobs for the State.

For more information about Brunswick Landing or the Brunswick Executive Airport, go to www.mrra.us.

For more information about Kestrel Aircraft Company, go to www.kestrel.aero.

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