Aircraft expansion could create nearly 200 jobs in Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – The construction of a new hangar and support facility could increase the workforce by as many as 200 employees.

Yulista broke ground on a 60,000-square-foot aviation hangar and 20,000-square-foot support facility at the Huntsville Executive Airport on Friday. The expansion will bring the airport’s aviation campus from 94,000 square feet to more than 165,000 square feet.

The Yulista M5 Hangar is expected to be fully operational by 2017. The expansion took two years.

Yulista CEO and President Josh Herren says the company is investing nearly $13.5 million on the project. It will service both fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, including newer tilt rotor technology.

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