AeroTEC has opened an 85,000sq ft widebody commercial aircraft MRO hangar facility at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington State, USA.
Alon with its existing campus which features two MRO hangars, AeroTEC now has the capability to house a mix of up to nine regional, single aisle and dual aisle commercial aircraft.
The company has received FAA approval for additional ratings of its Part 145 Repair Station Certificate. It now includes the 737 MAX, 747-400 and the Cessna Caravan, and allows AeroTEC to perform MRO services on those aircraft. Additional aircraft and powerplant ratings will be added as part of an expansion strategy, the company said.
AeroTEC’s founder and chief executive officer Lee Human described the opening as a “huge milestone” that was the result of “years of strategic capability building”. He said: “AeroTEC has established itself as a specialist in the design, modification and now maintenance of special use 747s and other aircraft.”
The inaugural MRO customer for the new hanger is the Global SuperTanker Boeing 747, which is known for fighting wildfires throughout the world.