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Spirit Airlines, Inc Constructs Airline Maintenance Facility At Detroit Metropolitan Airport In Romulus, Michigan

Spirit Airlines, Inc. is constructing a new 126,000 square foot commercial airline maintenance hangar at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan. The project is expected to generate $31.7 million in new private investment and add 84 new jobs.

As a result, the project has been awarded a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance based grant. Michigan The city of Romulus has offered support to the project in the form of property tax abatement. The Wayne County Airport Authority is supporting the project by investing in the site preparation costs at the site as well as surrounding sites to make it development ready.

“Spirit Airlines has a long and proud history with Michigan and specifically Detroit Metropolitan, Wayne County Airport,” said Spirit Airlines President/CEO, Ben Baldanza. “This new hangar will allow our maintenance technicians to more efficiently and more effectively service our planes in a controlled environment. We’re also excited that Spirit will be bringing additional jobs to this community.”

“Michigan’s economy is soaring ahead, and this new investment by Spirit Airlines underscores Michigan’s greatly improved business climate and a talent pool that can compete with any place in the world,” said Michigan Economic Development Corporation CEO Steve Arwood. “It is through the efforts of the City of Romulus and the Wayne County Airport Authority that these well-paying jobs are coming to Michigan residents, and we are pleased to support that collaboration.”

“The city of Romulus is proud to be a part of Spirit Airlines' expansion and investment at Detroit Metropolitan Airport,” said Romulus Mayor LeRoy D. Burcroff. “The incentives we are offering will bring more jobs and investment to not only Romulus, but all southeast Michigan.”

“It is very gratifying to see the hard work of our team, and the support of our local and state partners, come together to accomplish new development and job growth at our airport,” said Airport Authority CEO Thomas Naughton. “This Spirit Airlines investment is another positive example of what we can achieve working together and the value and importance the business community places on our airport and region.”


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