Owners of Bangor aircraft maintenance company looking to expand

11:25 PM, Jul 18, 2013   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- Business is really 'taking off' for one company that services commercial aircrafts in the Queen City.

'C&L Aerospace' started up a few years ago after buying Telford Aviation. Its facility at the Bangor International Airport currently employs about 110 people. Those workers renovate the insides and outside of commercial airlines and also work to restore retired aircrafts that are for sale.

Now the business is looking to expand. Directors at 'C&L' are planning to move into a new hanger at the airport. They say having the bigger space will allow them to service more aircrafts at a time and also work on larger planes.

Company officials say they are also planning to upgrade their existing hanger. They say the expansion could create up to 70 new jobs at 'C&L.'

"The city has really supported us," remarked company CEO Chris Kilgour, "There's been many people here that have made it happen. The airport's been great in working with us...so the sky's the limit really."

The expansion is expected to cost about $5 million. It is being met in part by a federal grant and a $500,000 contribution from the city. Directors at 'C&L' say they're hoping to have it complete by the fall.

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