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Citadel Completions signs lease for expansion at Chennault International
The facility will enable more aircraft projects and enhances capabilities for nose-to-tail V/VVIP aircraft services. It also opens an extra bay in Hangar D for narrow-body aircraft projects and to manage the sales backlog.
Through its lease of an additional 10,000sq ft facility at Chennault International airport, MRO Citadel Completions will add another large aircraft work bay in its 115,000sq ft Hangar D and boost its maintenance capacity.
Read this story in our July 2024 printed issue.

Citadel Completions has entered into a three year lease agreement with Chennault International airport in Lake Charles, Louisiana for the expansion of a supply chain centre. The facility, encompassing 10,000 square feet, will serve as the new home for Citadel's VIP supply chain management and warehouse centre.

The newly leased facility will bolster Citadel Completions' operational capacity, providing the necessary infrastructure to accommodate growing demand. This move is set to foster economic development within Calcasieu Parish, contributing to the local economy and providing substantial employment opportunities. Over the next 12 months, Citadel Completions aims to create an additional 20 direct new jobs, benefiting both the company and the surrounding community.

"This alliance is a testament to our commitment to growth and excellence," says Neil Boyle, senior vice president and general manager. "We are thrilled about the opportunities this expansion brings. It not only supports our increasing customer base but also enables us to undertake additional aircraft projects and enhance our capabilities for nose-to-tail V/VVIP aircraft services."

With the creation of Citadel's new VIP SCM centre, this opens an extra bay in its current facility at the airport, Hangar D, to accommodate more narrow-body aircraft projects and to manage the increasing sales backlog. This move enhances operational efficiency, enabling better organisation, storage and logistics, and resulting in faster turnaround times and improved service for clients. It further equips Citadel to handle more intricate and extensive projects.

Kevin Melton, executive director of Chennault International airport, comments: "We are excited to enable Citadel Completions to expand its footprint at Chennault. This strong partnership is built on a like-minded progressive relationship and is a tangible example of how we can leverage our resources to drive economic growth and provide high-quality job opportunities in our region."

Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter adds: "Citadel Completions' expansion is further evidence of local successes in economic diversity and development. The strong relationship between Chennault and its tenants is evident and impactful. In addition to providing job opportunities and economic growth for our region, Citadel Completions has proven to be an incredible community partner, investing in local initiatives that are strengthening quality of life in our area."

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