Constant Aviation has expanded the capabilities of its aircraft painting operation at Orlando Sanford International Airport after investing in an enhanced facility.

    The paint shop is part of a full-service MRO facility and can accommodate large-cabin aircraft such as the Gulfstream 650, Dassault Falcon 7X and Bombardier Global.

    It is the latest in a series of upgrades at Orlando Sanford since Constant Aviation opened the facility four years ago, and is expected to bring 50 new jobs to Orlando.

    “The continued expansion of our offering at Orlando Sanford International Airport, with increased efficiencies and faster turnaround, will reduce aircraft down time, all while maintaining the highest levels of quality work,” said Constant Aviation’s chief executive officer David Davies.

    “And by locating this facility in one of the busiest states for private jet travel, it enables us to offer a full set of services to aircraft owners from all over.”

    The first aircraft to be painted in the new facility will be a Bombardier Global Express, with work scheduled for 15 May.

    Constant Aviation’s chief operating officer Kevin Dillon commented: “When we entered the Orlando market, we expanded the facilities to handle more aircraft, increased our ability to handle more airframe types and extended our leases.

    “Now, we continue to invest in enhancements based on robust demand. These improvements to the aircraft painting operation will allow us to improve our paint efficiencies, increasing our available paint slots by 20 per cent.”