GREEN BAY, WIS. – Jet Air-Signature Select held a grand opening October 21, 2014, for its new 36,000 square foot hangar at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay.
“We have seen tremendous growth over the last several years,” stated Al Timmerman, CEO of Jet Air. “Building this hangar was the next step in our development to expand operations.”
The new hangar features aircraft storage space, a complete aircraft and avionics installation and repair center, aircraft interior refurbishment services, heated garage parking stalls available for short or long-term use, and it is the largest heated hangar in northeast Wisconsin. With the expanded operations Jet Air now has the ability to work on regional airline jets when they need service.
“We knew we had the repair and maintenance expertise, but lacked a large enough space to be able to offer these services to the airlines,” said Timmerman. “This new hangar will go a long way to support our current and future operational goals.”
With this growth, Jet Air has added five full-time positions and one part-time position in the maintenance and repair service area, avionics, customer service and aircraft refurbishment.
Timmerman says Jet Air also had many supporters and partners with this effort, including a $200,000 loan from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to help complete the $1.7 million project. Jet Air was also able to gain additional ramp space through a partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aeronautics; Brown County; and Austin Straubel International Airport.
“The additional space will provide extra parking for aircraft and better accommodate larger aircraft that fly in to clear customs,” said Timmerman. “These partnerships show that the region supports the development of a strong transportation infrastructure, which is important to future economic growth.”
Jet Air-Signature Select is a full-service fixed base operator located on the east side of Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wis. Jet Air Group provides customer service to charter, domestic and international flights with onsite U.S. Customs clearance and international regulated trash disposal. In addition, Jet Air Group offers aircraft storage and maintenance services and has one of the most comprehensive fight training centers in northeast Wisconsin.
Jet Air was named the 2012 Aviation Business of the Year by the Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association. For more information visit www.jetairgroup.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/frontlineaviation.