NEW AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE FACILITY BRINGS NEW JOBS
ViaAir and Via Airlines are new to the region, but already doing amazing things to stimulate the local economy. When Mrs. Iritis Vizer, company President and COO, bid to bring her air service to Beckley, she also proposed the construction of a new aircraft maintenance facility to service planes throughout the South East. This facility will be approximately 44,000sqft and will allow the 50 service technicians they plan to hire the ability to service aircraft that are up to the size of a 737. This new facility will be located North of the airport directly adjacent to taxiway “E”.
With assistance from the West Virginia Development Office, Congressman Nick Rahall, the Transportation Authority, the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority, New River Community and Technical College, and Raleigh County Commission, the Raleigh County Regional Airport Authority plans to break ground at the beginning of January 2015.
While these highly technical and well paying jobs will be a boost to the regional economy, the ability to service aircraft at the same airport will increase efficiency of ViaAir service out of Beckley, and also establish Raleigh County Memorial Airport as a transportation hub in the South East.
Tom Cochran, Manager of the Raleigh County Memorial Airport Authority explains “Bringing this facility and these jobs to West Virginia has been a long process. We’re beginning to utilize the airport as an economic stimulus to create jobs and offer services to industries we haven’t been able to before, and taking advantage of the available land that has been here for years. This will allow us to expand our wings as a region into aviation and the maintenance industry to increase current and future growth opportunities.”
“ViaAir’s foundation has always been based around strong community involvement, development, and relationships” explained Irit Vizer, ViaAir President and COO.”We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to offer training and employment opportunities which will no-doubt, create a clear path for success to those wishing to transition into the aviation industry”
À propos de ViaAir: ViaAir LLC est un transporteur indirect Air exploitation en vertu du règlement DOT 14 CFR 380 avec sa filiale, Via Compagnies aériennes, que le transporteur aérien direct sur 30 Pax EMB-120 ("ViaAir"). Via compagnies aériennes comme le Direct transporteur aérien a été la prestation des services de transport aérien depuis plus 15 ans d'exploitation 30 passager EMB-120. ViaAir est connu pour avoir un taux d'expédition excellente de plus 98%, excellent dossier de sécurité et orientée vers le client service et de soutien. Via Airlines a été fondée en 1997 et a grandi pour devenir une exploitation des transporteurs aériens de premier plan 30 avions de passagers, tout en maintenant un excellent bilan de sécurité et un excellent taux d'expédition La société a gagné une cote d'or ARG / US et cherche et maintient best-in-class de sécurité en continu, qualité et la satisfaction client.