Aircraft line maintenance provider FEAM AERO celebrated the groundbreaking on a new three-bay hangar at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport Tuesday afternoon.
This new $40.2 million hangar is creating nearly 250 full-time positions, including at least 124 Kentucky-resident jobs, Gov. Andy Beshear announced at the unveiling. Beshear traveled across NKY Tuesday, announcing funding for education and infrastructure in the region.
FEAM AERO, which operates bases throughout the United Kingdom and Europe, already operates one hangar at the Boone County airport and employs 300 people.
Jobs created at the new hangar will include aircraft mechanics and technicians, ground support equipment mechanics, administrative personnel and management positions.
“The momentum we are seeing across the commonwealth is not possible without existing companies continuing to invest and to believe in our communities,” Beshear said. “This expansion will provide a huge boost to the Northern Kentucky economy and provide incredible job opportunities for the region. I am thrilled to be here today celebrating this groundbreaking and am excited to see FEAM AERO continue to succeed here in Kentucky.”
The 150,000-square-foot, three-bay hangar at CVG will house Boeing 767 aircraft.
The location will include 15,000 square feet of back shop space, 5,000 square feet of office space and 175,000 square feet of ramp access.
Leaders at FEAM AERO said the new operation will provide ample aircraft maintenance capacity and resources for its growing airline customer base in support of cargo operations such as Amazon and DHL.
“We look forward to growing our local economic impact by creating meaningful careers within the region and bringing our best-in-class standards of quality and safety to the already thriving cargo ecosystem at CVG,” said Fred Murphy, founder and CEO of FEAM AERO.
FEAM AERO is a leading provider of aircraft line maintenance services in the United States.
CVG CEO Candance McGraw highlighted what she called the strong partnership between FEAM and CVG and said she’s looking forward to continued success.
“Our airport is now the 18th largest cargo airport in the world,” McGraw said. “It’s thanks to partners like FEAM who continue to support the incredible growth of cargo operations and career opportunities at CVG. We congratulate FEAM as they prepare to build their second state-of-the-art aircraft maintenance hangar in the Northern Kentucky region.”
For more information on FEAM AERO, visit FEAM.aero.