Constant's Orlando Paint Ops To Tackle More Jets

 - May 12, 2021, 10:01 AM
Workers install the ventilation system for a larger paint operation at Constant Aviation's MRO facility at Orlando Sanford International Airport. (Photo: Constant Aviation)

Constant Aviation has expanded its paint operation at Orlando Sanford International Airport in Florida to now accommodate more business jets as large as the Gulfstream G650, Dassault Falcon 7X, and Bombardier Globals. As a result of the expanded capability, the Cleveland-based MRO provider expects to hire 50 additional workers at its Central Florida location.

Since the acquisition of its Orlando facility, Constant has added 35,000 sq ft to its hangar space and invested more than $10 million in improvements. Last year, the company extended the leases for its paint and interior modification facilities through 2028 and for its primary maintenance facility through 2030. The larger paint operation will allow Constant to increase its available paint slots by 20 percent.

On May 15, the Orlando facility is scheduled to take on its first large business jet paint project—for a Bombardier Global Express. “When we entered the Orlando market, we expanded the facilities to handle more aircraft, increased our ability to handle more airframe types, and extended our leases,” said Constant COO Kevin Dillon. “Now, we continue to invest in enhancements based on robust demand. These improvements to the aircraft painting operation will allow us to improve our paint efficiencies.”