City Jet/Turbine Worx plans to open an aircraft maintenance operation and dispatch facility on Craig Field in Selma, Alabama.
According to the Alabama Department of Commerce, with the newly signed lease agreement, City Jet/Turbine Worx will operate on the flight line in Hangar 251 and create approximately 30 jobs. The new location will help City Jet/Turbine Worx fulfill its contract with the Southwestern Athletic Conference to fly its members’ athletic teams to sporting events nationwide.
“Craig Field has a rich history in aviation, having played a major role in the training of the nation’s military aviators for decades, and the site has significant growth potential,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “We’re committed to exploring ways we can help Selma and Dallas County realize that potential and generate additional activity at Craig Field.”
Alabama Department of Commerce is evaluating the City Jet/Turbine Worx project to possibly qualify as an underrepresented business under a new incentives package signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey days ago.
Craig Industrial Complex features 720 acres for industrial development. It features a general-purpose airport with an 8,000-foot runway, new hangars and on-site rail, 45 minutes west of Montgomery.The site was home to Craig Air Force Base, a key pilot training facility during World War II and in the years before its closing in 1977.
The Selma & Dallas County Economic Development Authority will also consider possible incentives and abatements for Turbine Worx on the state level, according to EDA Executive Director Wayne Vardaman.