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Jet East Acquires New Facility In Statesville To Expand Its Nationwide Reach For Aviation Maintenance

Jet East, a Gama Aviation Company, announced today that they have officially signed an agreement to open a full-service flagship maintenance facility in Statesville, North Carolina (SVH). This additional site will compliment Jet East’s current footprint which includes coast to coast maintenance bases and an expansive AOG network. Located 40 minutes north of Charlotte (CLT), the new base is comprised of two state-of-the-art facilities with a combined 75,000 square feet of hangar space, 40,000 square feet of office and back shop space and an additional parcel of adjacent land for future growth.

The main hangar was built in 2004 and is in immaculate condition. It is fully equipped with LED lighting, fall protection, and a fire suppression system for Jet East to take immediate possession. A secondary hangar provides the same appealing infrastructure and was built in 2007.  The City of Statesville and airport officials have been working behind the scenes with the Jet East leadership team and are equally excited about the new partnership.

Jet East has targeted Q1 of 2023 as an estimated timeframe for launch.  When fully operational, customers can expect full-service capabilities from the SVH location, including every facet of maintenance, avionics, interiors, composites and structures. In addition, there are immediate plans to construct a brand-new paint facility at the site. The company estimates bringing more than 250 jobs to the area as a result of the new location.  Key airframe types that will be the primary focus include Cessna, Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Embraer products.

“The facility at SVH offers an amazing opportunity for Jet East and allows us to expand our capacity, capabilities and reach within a key region of the U.S.,” noted Stephen Maiden, Jet East President and CEO.  Maiden continued, “The facility is in impeccable condition. The energy for this new endeavor is high and this is truly a milestone moment for the Jet East team and the customers we serve and support.”

“We are extremely pleased that Jet East selected Statesville as the location for their newest maintenance repair and overhaul facility. This exciting partnership will bring additional corporate aircraft into the Statesville Regional Airport from all over the world. We look forward to a long-term relationship and the overall benefits it will bring to our community,” said John Ferguson, SVH Airport Manager.

About Jet East, A Gama Aviation Company

Jet East, A Gama Aviation Company, is one of the nation’s leading aviation maintenance providers. The company specializes in scheduled maintenance, on-demand mobile maintenance for unscheduled events, paint and interior completions and provides related services in the areas of structural repairs, composite work, and non-destructive testing (NDT).  With a deeply talented workforce, Jet East is available to meet customer maintenance needs with on-demand service and coast to coast coverage in the U.S and in certain international markets.  An expansive AOG Mobile Maintenance team operates with a 24/7 Dispatch Team and compliments the company’s maintenance hangars in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, California, Illinois, and Nevada.

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