FAA and EASA-approved service, maintenance and operator support company C&L Aviation Group has completed the construction of a 12,000 sq ft aircraft refurbishment facility at its Bangor, Maine campus, next to its aircraft paint hangar. The facility will help address the increased volume in both regional and corporate aircraft interior refurbishment projects the company has been receiving for the past several years.
“We've made substantial investments in space, equipment and manpower for the aircraft operators we serve,” says CEO Chris Kilgour. “The new facility, along with increased in-house capabilities, provide us with robust options for customers looking for anything from a basic replacement of soft goods to complete interior upgrades and modifications.”
The new facility is equipped with a Gerber leather cutting machine, laser engraving machine, paint booth, seatbelt manufacturing centre and separate assembly and disassembly areas.
It is one of five building projects C&L has completed since the start of the pandemic. In 2020 the company purchased a local events centre near Bangor airport and converted it into a component shop, where it works on smaller aircraft components. The company also constructed a new 27,000 sq ft aircraft parts warehouse, a 5,000 sq ft add-on to one of its hangars for storage and a complete renovation of its corporate aircraft maintenance hangar, which includes new floors, walls, customer offices and an interior showcase and design centre.