500 New Jobs Coming To Lake Charles
There’s more good news on Louisiana’s job front. The Federal Aviation Administration has reportedly given approval to AAR Corp to establish a hub for repair, maintenance and overhauling of aircraft at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles.
Gov. Bobby Jindal and a company official announced on August 9th, that AAR will take over the lease of Aeroframe Services and hire 250 of Aeroframe’s employees. AAR says 500 more workers will be hired by 2017.
The 520,000 square foot space can handle seven wide-body or 10 narrow-body aircraft. A 21 million dollar expansion for 118,000 additional square feet was begun in June.
AAR is based in Wood Dale, Ill. Lake Charles will be its sixth hub. The addition of the facilities at Chennault will expand its ability to service wide-body aircraft. Other AAR hubs include Indianapolis, Miami, Oklahoma City, Duluth and Hot Springs.