New US$19m servicing facility opens at Cincinnati airport
MIAMI-BASED aircraft repair station FEAM Aero has inaugurated a new maintenance hangar at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to service cargo aircraft operated by Atlas Air as well as planes flown by other carriers
MIAMI-BASED aircraft repair station FEAM Aero has inaugurated a new maintenance hangar at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to service cargo aircraft operated by Atlas Air as well as planes flown by other carriers.
The US$19 million, 103,000-square-foot hangar at CVG is large enough to accommodate a Boeing 747 and was developed by the Lynxs Group on an eight-acre site. The new facility is an extension of FEAM's presence at the airport, where it already employs more than 200 technicians that work on Atlas Air and other aircraft. An additional 100 people are expected to be hired as a result of the hangar opening, reports American Shipper.
Atlas said that FEAM does line maintenance and light airframe checks on its 737s, 767s and 747s. 'The new FEAM maintenance facility in CVG will greatly enhance our ability to support our fleet and deliver the highest levels of service for our customers,' Atlas Air Worldwide CEO John Dietrich said.
Work on the hangar began in October 2018. In addition to Atlas aircraft, the facility will provide maintenance support to DHL and Amazon Air, among others.
Candace McGraw, CEO of the airport, said, 'We're delighted that FEAM and Lynxs chose this site to support the rapid cargo growth at CVG.' Developing available airport land and growing air cargo operations are strategic goals, she said.
CVG is home to DHL's North American hub and is one of the busiest cargo airports in the US Federal Aviation Administration statistics for 2018, and is behind only Memphis, Anchorage, Louisville, Miami and Los Angeles in terms of cargo landed weight. The airport handled 9.1 million passengers and nearly 1.25 million tonnes of cargo in 2019.