Left to right: Russell Westerberg - Boise Airport Commission Member; Idaho Senator Chuck Winder; Rebecca Hupp - Boise Airport Director; Jeff Mihalic - President of Western Aircraft; Boise Mayor David Bieter; and Tracy Kalbfleisch - Director of Aircraft Services, Western Aircraft.
BOISE, Idaho, June 3, 2013 – Thanks in part to the support of the Idaho legislature and Boise Airport, Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, has broke ground on a 26,000-square-foot expansion on the company’s 18-acre leasehold.
“This growth has been driven in large part by the sales tax exemption bill passed in 2012,” said President of Western Aircraft Jeff Mihalic. “It has opened the door for us to expand our capabilities and market reach and increase our footprint here in Boise.”
“I’ve met with Western Aircraft many times and I can tell you this company is thriving,” said Boise Mayor David H. Bieter. “For elected officials, it’s our duty to create the environment where companies like Western Aircraft can continue to grow and create the jobs that our community needs. My hat is off to both Western Aircraft and the Boise Airport for creating the perfect example of how public/private partnerships can benefit taxpayers and business alike.”
Western Aircraft’s expansion is expected to take six months to complete and will accommodate an expanded parts facility and support shops for the company’s service operations.
About Western Aircraft
Western Aircraft is a full-service FBO, FAA certified aircraft repair station, and a factory authorized maintenance/modification facility for Dassault Falcon, Hawker Beechcraft, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, Universal Avionics, Pilatus, Piaggio and many other major suppliers to the Corporate and General Aviation industry. Additionally, they are a factory appointed dealer selling new Pilatus and Piper aircraft. Western Aircraft services include maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; aircraft sales, charter and management; parts distribution; and fixed base operations. For more information, go to www.westair.com.
About Greenwich AeroGroup
Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc., 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; parts distribution and financial services. 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.; Aero Precision Industries, located in Livermore, Calif.; NASAM, Inc., located in San Francisco, Calif., and GCCUS Inc. located in Aptos, Calif. Additionally, Greenwich AeroGroup owns an interest in Helivia Aero Taxi located in Rio de Janerio. News and information are available at www.greenwichaerogroup.com.