MRO provider Mid-Continent Aviation Services (MCAS) announced Wednesday at NBAA-BACE a more than $5.7 million project in which it will build a 31,500-sq-ft hangar at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport and double its workforce. A Part 145 repair station, the company provides maintenance, repair, and overhaul of business jets, turboprops and piston airplanes, and rotorcraft, with a specialization in Hawker 800 series and 4000, as well as and Beechcraft Premier jets.
It also stocks and locates hard-to-find legacy aircraft parts inventories. An outgrowth of Colwich, Kansas-based ICM Inc.’s flight department, MCAS also plans to hire an additional 23 employees, which will push its total employment to more than 40.
“As a world-class MRO we are excited to expand our footprint and capabilities for our customers,” MCAS director Kelly Lousch said during the announcement at the Greater Wichita Partnership's booth (#507). “Being located in the Air Capital of the World, the deep-rooted manufacturing skillsets of our local workforce have driven our past success—and we look forward to the next generation of growth for our team.”
The new hangar will replace a 15,000-sq-ft hangar that has been razed. Lousch told AIN that the new hangar, expected to be operational in early 2022, is large enough to accommodate A-checks on Part 121 aircraft, which could represent a new segment of business for MCAS.