Summit Aviation unveils expansion

Delaware Economic Development Office officials along with Summit Aviation employees recently celebrated the unveiling of Summit’s new 78,000-square-foot expansion at Summit Airport in Middletown, Del.

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, was established in 1960 and has been a full service FAA Certified Repair Station since 1966. Summit broke ground on its 550-acre site on June 9, 2010, for the development, which includes a 37,400-square-foot hangar, 9,200-square-foot paint facility, two cold storage units, and an additional 11,400-square-feet of support and office space.

“For more than 50 years, Summit Aviation has earned a positive reputation for its service,” said Delaware Governor Jack Markell. “Both now and for decades to come, these new facilities will keep people hard at work building on that legacy.”

Delaware Economic Development Office Director Alan Levin, Summit Aviation President Robert Fitzpatrick, Summit Aviation Vice President Ed Scully, Brigadier General Tom Crosby, Summit Supporter Newman Shufflebarger (Photo by Shiloh Seitz)

Summit’s parent company, Greenwich AeroGroup, has invested $12 million in capital since acquiring the facility in 2008, and Delaware’s Economic Development Office awarded Summit a performance-based grant from the Delaware Strategic Fund in the amount of $1.36 million to help the company expand the site and add up to 188 new jobs over a three year time period.

To date, Summit Aviation has added 31 to its workforce as a result of the expansion.

Located in Middletown, Delaware, the company offers aircraft and engine maintenance and modification services on Bell, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, Boeing and MD helicopters as well as on Pilatus, Cessna, Beechcraft King Airs, Beechjets and other light jet model aircraft. The company also provides engine maintenance and support to its customers which include Pratt & Whitney, Turbomeca, and others.

Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc., located in Greenwich, Conn., owns and operates providers of general, commercial, government and military aviation services including: maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; fixed base operations; aircraft sales, charter and management; manufacturing and engineering; component repair and overhaul; and parts distribution.  Current locations include: Atlantic Aero, Inc., located at Piedmont-Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C.; Western Aircraft, Inc., located at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho; Summit Aviation, Inc., located at Summit Airport in Middletown, Del.; DAC International, Inc., located in Austin, Texas; Matrix Aviation, Inc., located in Wichita, Kan.; Professional Aviation Associates, Inc., located in Atlanta, Ga.; Professional Aircraft Accessories, Inc., located in Titusville, Fla.; NASAM, Inc., located in San Francisco, Calif., and GCCUS Inc. located in Aptos, Calif.  For more information: GreenwichAeroGroup.com

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