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Mid-Continent Aviation Services Expands Wichita, Kansas, MRO Hub

Mid-Continent Aviation Services, a full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul facility, plans to double its workforce and expand their current footprint at Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, in Wichita, Kansas. The $5.7 million project is expected to create 23 jobs.

The company plans to construct a new 31,500 SF hangar to replace an existing 15,000 SF hangar, which has already been deconstructed, according to the Greater Wichita Partnership. The new facility is projected to be operational in the first quarter of 2022.

“As a world-class MRO we are excited to expand our footprint and capabilities for our customers at Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. Being located in the Air Capital of the World, the deep-rooted manufacturing skill sets of our local workforce have driven our past success­, and we look forward to the next generation of growth for our team,” said Kelly Lousch, Director of MCAS.

As a FAA-approved Part 145 Repair Station, the company focuses on aircraft maintenance and support including business jet, turboprop, piston, and rotorcraft products, featuring the Hawker 4000, Hawker 800 series, and Beechcraft Premier models. MCAS also specializes in stocking and locating hard to find legacy aircraft part inventory and part solutions. MCAS is an affiliate of ICM, Inc.

“This impressive venture is still more proof of Wichita’s well-deserved aerospace reputation, which has long been a driver of new business investment and jobs for Kansas. Plus, this is a prime example of tangible success in aligning our world-class assets and competitive advantage in the aerospace industry, which is a central tenet of our Framework for Growth,” Lieutenant Governor and Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary David Toland said, “My sincerest congratulations to MCAS for this impressive expansion plan that will house key maintenance operations while delivering good-paying jobs.”

“Growth within the MRO sector is critical to the diversification of our local aviation industry and is a key focus of the Regional Growth Plan,” added Tammy Nolan Porazka, Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Wichita Partnership. “We were pleased to work with MCAS and community partners to grow jobs and investment, and expand our aviation ecosystem.”

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