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Jet East Gamma Locating to Statesville Regional Airport

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Lowes & Rubbermaid HangarsThe City of Statesville is proud to welcome Jet East, A Gama Aviation Company, as the newest tenant at the Statesville Regional Airport.  The lease with Jet East was unanimously approved by City Council at the October 17th meeting.  The lease includes two hangars formerly known as the Lowes Hangar located at 116 Lowes Aviation Drive, and the Rubbermaid Hangar located at 151 Hangar Drive.  “We are extremely pleased that Jet East decided to make Statesville the location for their newest maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility,” stated Mayor Costi Kutteh.  “And we look forward to a long-term partnership for years to come.”

The city anticipates 200 employees based out of Jet East’s operation, significant increase in fuel revenue, increased activity at the airport, and the long-term occupancy of the old Lowes hangar.  Jet East also plans to construct an additional 30,000 square foot hangar within the next five (5) years.

Jet East is one of the nation’s leading aviation maintenance providers, and the Statesville location will be their fourth maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in the United States.   They specialize in scheduled maintenance, on-demand mobile maintenance for unscheduled events, paint and interior completions and provides related services in the areas of structural repairs, composite work, and non-destructive testing (NDT).