Summit Aviation Unveils New Hangar and Paint Facility

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Delaware Economic Development Office officials along with Summit Aviation employees celebrated the unveiling of Summit’s new 78,000 square-foot expansion today.


“This expansion allows us to now provide additional maintenance capacity and capabilities for our Operators,” said President of Summit Aviation Robert Fitzpatrick. “It also demonstrates our commitment to the State of Delaware to provide a safe and worthwhile workplace for employees.”


Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, was established in 1960 and has been a full service Federal Aviation Administration Certified Repair Station since 1966. Summit broke ground on its 550-acre site on June 9, 2010 for the development, which includes a 37,400 square-foot hangar, 9,200 square-foot paint facility, two cold storage units and an additional 11,400 square-feet of support and office space.


“For more than 50 years, Summit Aviation has earned a positive reputation for its service,” said Delaware Governor Jack Markell. “Both now and for decades to come, these new facilities will keep people hard at work building on that legacy.”


Summit’s parent company, Greenwich AeroGroup, has invested $12 million in capital since acquiring the facility in 2008, and Delaware’s Economic Development Office awarded Summit a performance-based grant from the Delaware Strategic Fund in the amount of $1.36 million to help the company expand the site and add up to 188 new jobs over a three year time period.


“We were proud to support Summit Aviation’s investment in Delaware,” said DEDO Director Alan Levin. With the completion of this project, the company will hire more Delaware workers to fulfill its increased demand for aviation maintenance and service work.”


To date, Summit Aviation has added 31 to its workforce as a result of the expansion.


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