Summit Aviation in Middletown cuts the ribbon on a new hangar, paint facility, and other buildings.
The upgrades also include two cold storage units and 11,400 square-feet of support space and offices.
“This expansion allows us to now provide additional maintenance capacity and capabilities for our operators,” said Summit Aviation president Robert Fitzpatrick.
Summit’s parent company Greenwich AeroGroup Company has invested $12 million in the facility since acquiring it in 2008. Fitzpatrick says the upgrade “demonstrates our commitment to the state of Delaware to provide a safe and worthwhile workplace for employees.” The company has added 31 workers to the payroll as a result of the expansion, and are expected to add nearly 200 jobs over three years. That’s part of an agreement with the state that helped Summit secure a $1.36 million performance-based grant from the Delaware Strategic Fund.