ERLANGER, Ky. — FEAM Aero broke ground Monday on its new 103,000-s.f. $19 million hangar at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), which will create more than 100 aircraft mechanic jobs paying $60,000-$70,000 annually.
Lynxs Group is developing the eight-acre site for FEAM Aero who will operate the hangar scheduled to open beginning of 2020 to accommodate wide-body 747 aircraft for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).
FEAM currently operates at CVG, where it employs 100 people servicing DHL, Amazon and passenger aircraft. The company anticipates more than 100 new job opportunities to support the global logistics network at CVG, and is focusing on recruiting qualified talent. The anticipated growth would make the operation the company’s largest in the U.S.
“As aviation and aircraft maintenance services continue to be in high demand, we’re grateful to CVG Airport for understanding the need for our services, and for allowing this hangar to be part of the economic and innovative growth of the airport and state,” said Cam Murphy, FEAM managing director. “Not only will this facility help us to expand our services and provide high-quality aircraft services to our clients, but this investment represents our commitment to create jobs and build opportunities.”
“Atlas Air manages a diverse, complex and time-definite global network for an elite customer base with extensive operations in CVG,” said John Dietrich, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Atlas Air Worldwide. “Our team is committed to the highest levels of safety, reliability and customer service. The new FEAM maintenance facility in CVG will greatly enhance our ability to support our fleet and deliver the highest levels of service for our customers.”
“Lynxs Group is delighted to be the developer for the wide-body maintenance hangar at CVG airport, which is one of the most dynamic airports in global logistics today. The wide-body maintenance hangar operated by FEAM Aero will provide critical aircraft maintenance support for all aircraft operations using CVG including DHL, Prime Air, Atlas Air and others,” said Ray Brimble, CEO and founder Lynxs Group.
“Among CVG’s business goals are to grow air cargo operations, and develop available airport land, both of which are achieved with this project,” said Candace McGraw, CEO of CVG. “We’re delighted that FEAM and Lynxs chose this site to support the rapid cargo growth at CVG. We look forward to their partnership and success.”