Skykits Corp. has opened a new $2.5 million manufacturing facility at Henry County Airport (PHT) in Paris, Tennessee.
Skykits began selling kits and manufacturing ready-to-fly airplanes in Canada in 2004 from designs produced by an Italian company, ICP Srl. “After several expansions in Canada, a move to the U.S. was the next logical step because most of our airplanes went south of the border,” company officials said, adding Tennessee was chosen because of the state’s strong commitment to aviation.
The final phase of construction was completed last week with the addition of a specially designed paint booth. The new facility encompasses 22,400 square feet and includes a showroom, classrooms and manufacturing and final assembly areas.
Skykits specializes in all-metal, short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft. It has five approved S-LSA models, four of which are available as E-LSA kits.
For more information: 731-642-1995 or Skykits.com