An aircraft engineer will create 250 new jobs in Kentucky at a new three-bay hangar.
F&E Aircraft Maintenance LLC, known as FEAM Aero, has confirmed it has taken up the hangar at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which will create the new roles.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said around half of the new jobs would be for people in the state.
He said: “We continue to see existing Kentucky businesses grow and create quality jobs throughout the state, and FEAM AERO is the latest example of a company with a vision for the future in the commonwealth.”
“These well-paying positions will benefit well over 100 Kentucky families while also improving support for two of our major air hubs at CVG Airport.”
FEAM Aero will construct a 150,000 square foot, three-bay hanger to house Boeing 767 aircraft.
It will have 15,000 sq ft of back shop space, 5,000 sq ft of office space and 175,000 square feet of ramp access.
The jobs created will include aircraft mechanics and technicians, ground support equipment mechanics and admin and management positions.
The company currently has 300 staff at the airport and says the new operation will provide space for aircraft repair and resources for its growing airline customer base.
FEAM Aero, owner and CEO Fred Murphy, said: “We are not only excited for the opportunity to continue growing our relationship with CVG airport, but we are also thrilled in continuing to exceed our customer expectations, delivering them more value at such a critical time in aviation.
“While at the same time staying true to our values in putting people at the heart of everything we do by investing and growing the FEAM team in the surrounding communities.”
Candace McGraw, CEO of CVG Airport, said the company’s latest investment furthers efforts to grow the airport’s economic impact.
“We congratulate FEAM on their success and business growth.
“They have been a terrific partner in which we share a vision to further develop needed infrastructure and services to support continued growth of cargo carriers at CVG.”