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Blytheville, Keith Boles Reports

A New Aviation Repair Facility Opens In Blytheville

BLYTHEVILLE (KAIT) Aviation Repair Technologies located on the old Eaker Air Force Base held it's grand opening today. The new company brings in the promise of over 300 jobs and a big boost to the economy.

With Governor Beebe in attendance the new facility welcomed the crowds to see what types of aircraft and what kind of service will be performed on them.

Right now the concentration will be on the French-made ATR.

Don Mitacek, CEO/President ART. "Our focus is heavy maintenance of airframe. That's engine changes, could be landing gear change, flight control overhaul. All interior overhaul and of course we do a lot of corrosion inspections and repairs."

The station is operational but will be adding more people as time progresses till around 300 are employed.

 

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