Governor Jindal said, “My number one priority is to make
The $14 million investment will go toward the planning and construction of a new $18.5 million aircraft maintenance and repair hangar at
This new project includes the construction of a new 112,000-square-foot hangar with 20,000 square feet in office space, along with associated roads, utility extensions, and security fencing. The new hangar will complement aircraft maintenance programs in other hangars at the airport that will be filled to capacity once Aeroframe and Northrop Grumman complete their current expansions. The hangar will be sized at 112,000 square feet with four open bays large enough to handle larger, wide-body airplanes, such as the Boeing 747 or 777 and the Airbus A340.
By building this new hangar, Chennault will be able to maximize its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) opportunities for its two major existing tenants, as well as providing space to other potential future tenants and leading companies during their site-selection processes. Total employment at Chennualt is in excess of 1,100, with jobs at the airport accounting for an annual payroll of $67.3 million.
According to a
In 2010, Aeroframe announced it would bring hundreds of new jobs to the area through their expansion at Chennault and Governor Jindal visited Aeroframe again earlier in the week, on August 9, 2011, to celebrate the company reaching their 300 new job mark – putting them on track to reach 650 direct jobs by early 2013.
(from Jindal press release)
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