MOSES LAKE, January 25, 2021— AeroTEC continues to expand its operations in Washington State by opening a brand new 85,000 square foot wide-body commercial aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) hangar facility at the Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake.
This new world class hangar joins AeroTEC’s existing modern campus which already includes 2 large hangars increasing AeroTEC’s capability to house a mix of up to 9 regional, single aisle and dual aisle commercial aircraft. In addition, AeroTEC has received FAA approval for additional ratings of its Part 145 Repair Station Certificate.
AeroTEC’s newest and largest hangar will be housing its inaugural MRO customer, the renowned Global SuperTanker Boeing 747 known for fighting wildfires throughout the world.
“As the leader of our state’s wildfire fighting force, I have seen first-hand the increasing devastation that wildfire brings to communities across Washington,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz. “Moses Lake is a strategic location for our firefighting aircraft, so the expansion of this kind of support on the ground is absolutely critical to ensuring we are equipped and ready to fight fires effectively and efficiently. I am pleased that AeroTEC has secured FAA approval of this MRO facility in Moses Lake and look forward to expanded aviation resources to help protect our lands and communities.”
AeroTEC’s expanded FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certificate (Air Agency Certificate No. 4T1R174D), now includes the Boeing 737 MAX, Boeing 747-400 and the Cessna Caravan, thus allowing AeroTEC to perform MRO services on those aircraft. Additional aircraft and powerplant ratings will be added as the MRO continues to expand.
“These announcements are huge milestones for our Moses Lake team and are the result of years of strategic capability building. AeroTEC has established itself as a specialist in the design, modification and now maintenance of special use Boeing 747s and other aircraft. We would have not been successful without the partnerships with our Congressional Delegation, the Washington State Department of Commerce, our local State Legislators and the Port of Moses Lake.”, said Lee Human, AeroTEC’s founder and chief executive officer. AeroTEC’s new MRO in Moses Lake joins the Flight Test Center on the Moses Lake campus, the Engineering Center in Seattle, and the AS9100 certified Manufacturing Center in Arlington, WA.
AeroTEC develops, tests and certifies new aircraft products using innovative and scalable development, test and certification techniques to help large and small aerospace companies everywhere bring their products to market quickly, easily and efficiently.