Middletown, Del., May 27, 2010 – Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc. announced today that Summit Aviation will expand its Delaware operation with additional modification, maintenance, repair, and overhaul capabilities. The 78,000 square-feet expansion includes a 37,400 square-foot hangar that can accommodate eight Boeing CH-47 Chinook model aircraft or three Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft; a 9,200 square-foot paint facility; two cold storage units and an additional 11,400 square-feet of support and office space.
This new expansion along with the completion of a recent $2.5 million upgrade also paves the way for additional corporate and general aviation capacity. “Recently, we significantly upgraded our facilities to enhance the safety and security of our customers and employees that work on our site,” said Summit Aviation President Robert Fitzpatrick. “By increasing our service and maintenance capacity and support, we can provide our customers with an organization that is both responsive and flexible to meet their operational maintenance requirements.”
Fitzpatrick added that this overall investment of $12 million in the campus will support and position Summit Aviation for future growth opportunities as it looks to increase its presence in the USG-DoD, USG Non-DoD, general aviation and corporate segments of its business.
The expansion is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2011. Summit’s groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 10 a.m.
Located in Middletown, Delaware, the company offers aircraft & engine maintenance and modification services on Bell, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, Boeing and MD helicopters as well as on Pilatus, Cessna Caravan Beechcraft, King Airs, Beechjets and other light jet model aircraft. The company also provides engine maintenance and support to its customers which include Pratt & Whitney, Turbomeca, and others.
About Greenwich AeroGroup
Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc., located in Greenwich, Conn., owns and operates providers of general, commercial, government and military aviation services including: maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; fixed base operations; aircraft sales, charter and management; manufacturing and engineering; component repair and overhaul; and parts distribution. Current locations include: Atlantic Aero, Inc., located at Piedmont-Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C.; Western Aircraft, Inc., located at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho; Summit Aviation, Inc., located at Summit Airport in Middletown, Del.; DAC International, Inc., located in Austin, Texas; Matrix Aviation, Inc., located in Wichita, Kan.; Professional Aviation Associates, Inc., located in Atlanta, Ga,; Professional Aircraft Accessories, Inc., located in Titusville, Fla.; NASAM, Inc., located in San Francisco, Calif., and GCCUS Inc. located in Aptos, Calif. News and information are available at www.greenwichaerogroup.com.
Construction on the new hangar is expected to be complete in June, with completion of the paint facility in August 2011.
Located in Middletown, DE, the company also offers aircraft and engine maintenance and modification services on Bell, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, Boeing and MD helicopters.
It has named Ralph Kunz as General Manager of Summit Aviation.
Summit will construct a 78,000-square-foot expansion and renovate the current 160,000-square-feet of existing space on its present 550-acre airpark in Middletown.