Federal Grant For Private Jet Service Center in Rochester
The federal government has awarded a $250,000 grant to help fund a new hangar at the Rochester Airport to house a corporate repair and maintenance facility.
According to Rochester State Senator Carla Nelson, the Airport Infrastructure Renewal grant will help allow for Great Planes Aviation to expand its operations in Rochester to be an FAA-certified repair station to service Cirrus, Gulfstream, Bombardier, and other jet aircraft. Nelson says the company has 10 employees in Rochester and plans to expand its local workforce to 32.
A news release says the total cost of constructing and equipping the 12,000 square foot hangar is about $2 million. Great Plains Aviation will invest $500,000, while the City of Rochester will provide the remainder of the needed funding.