Washington State Aviation Company Will Bring 600 Jobs To Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) An aviation maintenance and overhaul firm from the state of Washington says it plans to bring about 600 jobs to the maintenance base at Kansas City International Airport.

Aviation Technical Services, based in Everett, Wash., announced plans Thursday to lease 607,000 square feet at KCI's Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul base. It also plans to invest $57 million in the base.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1bVoP2j ) the firm expects to hire 540 new employees and 40 contract workers within three to five years. ATS officials say the number of jobs could eventually grow to 1,000.

The KCI plant will service wide-body and narrow-body commercial and military transport jet aircraft. ATS president and CEO Matt Yerbic said it would handle more than 150 aircraft a year when fully operational.


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