Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc. announced today that Summit Aviation will expand its Delaware operation with additional modification, maintenance, repair, and overhaul capabilities. The 78,000 square-feet expansion includes a 37,400 square-foot hangar that can accommodate eight Boeing CH-47 Chinook model aircraft or three Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft; a 9,200 square-foot paint facility; two cold storage units and an additional 11,400 square-feet of support and office space.
This new expansion along with the completion of a recent $2.5 million upgrade also paves the way for additional corporate and general aviation capacity. “Recently, we significantly upgraded our facilities to enhance the safety and security of our customers and employees that work on our site,” said Summit Aviation President Robert Fitzpatrick. “By increasing our service and maintenance capacity and support, we can provide our customers with an organization that is both responsive and flexible to meet their operational maintenance requirements.”
Fitzpatrick added that this overall investment of $12 million in the campus will support and position Summit Aviation for future growth opportunities as it looks to increase its presence in the USG-DoD, USG Non-DoD, general aviation and corporate segments of its business.
The expansion is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2011. Summit’s groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 10 a.m.