Western Aircraft breaks ground for new additions

BOISE, Idaho – Thanks in part to the support of the Idaho legislature and Boise Airport, Western Aircraft has broke ground on a 26,000-square-foot expansion on the company’s 18 acres at BOI.

“This growth has been driven in large part by the sales tax exemption bill passed in 2012,” said Jeff Mihalic, Western Aircraft president. “It has opened the door for us to expand our capabilities and market reach and increase our footprint here in Boise.”

“I’ve met with Western Aircraft many times and I can tell you this company is thriving,” said Boise Mayor David H. Bieter. “For elected officials, it’s our duty to create the environment where companies like Western Aircraft can continue to grow and create the jobs that our community needs. My hat is off to both Western Aircraft and the Boise Airport for creating the perfect example of how public/private partnerships can benefit taxpayers and business alike.”

Western Aircraft’s expansion is expected to take six months to complete and will accommodate an expanded parts facility and support shops for the company’s operations.

Western Aircraft is an FBO, FAA certified aircraft repair station, and a factory authorized maintenance/modification facility for Dassault Falcon, Hawker Beechcraft, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, Universal Avionics, Pilatus, Piaggio and many other major suppliers to the general aviation industry. Additionally, they are a factory appointed dealer selling new Pilatus and Piper aircraft. Western Aircraft services include maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; aircraft sales, charter and management; parts distribution; and fixed base operations. For more information: WestAir.com.

In Photo (Left to Right): Russell Westerberg, Boise Airport Commission Member; Idaho Senator Chuck Winder; Rebecca Hupp, Boise Airport Director; Jeff Mihalic, President of Western Aircraft; Boise Mayor David Bieter; Tracy Kalbfleisch, Director of Aircraft Services, Western Aircraft

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