Second ARINC Hangar to Open in July 2011

ARINC Engineering Services has added a second hangar under construction at its aircraft modification facility in Oklahoma City, Okla. will significantly increase the company’s capacity to address a rapidly growing aircraft integration and maintenance business. The new hangar, opening in July, will add 62,000 square feet of workspace under roof at the ARINC Aircraft Modification and Operations Center located at Will Rogers World Airport. ARINC is currently working on two Air Force KC-135 Stratotankers, one U.S. Government OC-135 Open Skies surveillance aircraft, and a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft at the OKC Center. “Our first hangar can house three of these large aircraft under roof and the second hangar will be capable of handling up to four more,” says Mike Young, ARINC vice president, Aerospace Engineering Systems & Support. “This expansion will give us a greatly improved workflow and increased capacity, for greater efficiency.”

The company recently received another sizable contract, for communications upgrades on four U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury aircraft. The first of the four Navy E-6B aircraft is scheduled to arrive at the facility in July, shortly after the new hangar is operational. ARINC’s first hangar, with 50,000 square feet of workspace and 30,000 feet of shops and offices, has been the area’s largest commercial hangar since it opened in 2006. The company says it has been experiencing steady growth in its work on large military aircraft and has been advertising for skilled aircraft workers, mechanics and engineers since March. MORE ONLINE

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