ERLANGER, Ky. —A new 100,000 plus square foot hangar was unveiled at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport on Wednesday.
The hangar cost $19 million to build created more than 100 aircraft mechanic jobs.
Lynx Group designed and developed the hangar. FEAM Aero, an engineering company, will service the planes.
The hangar can accommodate wide-body 747 aircraft, both cargo and passenger planes, for maintenance, repair, and overhaul for companies such as Amazon or DHL.
This means that planes can be fixed or repaired in Northern Kentucky inside the hangar instead of being flown or ferried to other parts of the country.
FEAM president Fred Murphy said services for aircraft maintenance continue to be in high demand.
“In the long term there will be several hundred additional jobs here that were located at the other points of the U.S. but those jobs are here,” Murphy said. “This hangar will primarily support the Amazon and DHL fleet that are operating here. All the stuff that you see on the news about Amazon trying to achieve next day service. This is all part of that function and what’s going on here at CVG and the economy in general.”
It took more than a year to complete this project since groundbreaking which took place in September 2018.
CVG airport leased the land to Lynx Group to help build the hangar. CVG airport leased the land to Lynx Group to help build the hangar.