HEBRON, Ky. (FOX19) - A new cargo aircraft maintenance and repair hangar is now open and operational at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).
A grand opening ceremony took place Monday at 9 a.m.
The new facility is 103,000 square feet. It will reportedly bring hundreds of jobs to the area around CVG.
“With this hanger, we will now be able to accommodate aircraft mechanics doing large-body cargo aircraft," CVG CEO Candace McGraw explaind. "So as CVG continues to expand, and cargo becomes more important, we want to make sure we can do those overhauls and work on the aircraft in an interior space.”
Lynxs Group developed the eight-acre site for operator FEAM Maintenance and Engineering to accommodate a 747 wide-body aircraft – a first of its kind for the company.
FEAM has been operating at CVG since July 2015 and currently employs more than 200 technicians.
This $19 million hangar will allow planes that ship packages via Amazon and DHL to remain at CVG to receive maintenance, making it a quicker, and more efficient process.