Bangor Aerospace firm expansion means 50-70 additional jobs

By Ramona du Houx - July 19th, 2013 

New proposed facility-sketch of the expansion at the aerospace facility in Bangor. Courtesy rendering

C&L Aerospace announced a paint hangar and regional aircraft maintenance & management services expansion that is expected to create an additional 50-70 full time jobs at the maintenance facility in Bangor, Maine.

C&L has been assisted in the expansion through the work of the Economic Development Officials of the City of Bangor, which was recently awarded a $580,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Association. The Bangor City Council has also been working with the firm for over a year on this expansion project.

“New jobs for eastern and northern Maine is always good news. Even before this announcement the company had added about 50 additional workers since it purchased the old Telford Aviation a couple of years ago,” said Councilman Joe Baldacci.

Plans will include $1.8 million for upgrading an existing 17,000 square foot hangar into a aircraft paint facility and over $3 million in facility and maintenance hangar upgrades.

“The expansion will help create a one-stop service center for regional aircraft owners across the globe ,” stated Chris Kilgour, CEO of C&L Aerospace. “We’ll be able to perform heavy maintenance and paint an aircraft up to the size of a Embraer 190 at one location, saving our customers costly ferry flights and decreasing their aircraft downtime.”

The new positions will be phased in through steady expansion over the next two to three years, according to Kilgour.